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Old 22 April 2009, 09:12   #11
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dont by marine ply from a builders merchant
Marine plywood can be graded as being compliant with BS 1088, which is a British Standard for marine plywood. There are few international standards for grading marine plywood and most of the standards are voluntary. Some marine plywood has a Lloyd's of London stamp that implies that it is BS 1088 compliant. Some plywood is also labeled base on the wood used to manufacture it. If is is stamped WBP then its exterior grade and will fall to bits in salt water.


Flaming hell! Right back to the original Question but with a change of location. Where in the Northwest of England can I buy Marine Ply?
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I never knew that! So when it's badged up the same, how do you know which is which?
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Heres another continuation of the original question but for the north of Scotland.

Or probably easier and more likely, online?

Any help much appreciated.

Also, how do I need to treat it? I.E. what with, how many coats etc.

I am planning to make a box to go over my bilge area in order to stop junk finding its way in there and also to site an external fuel tank on top of. i want it to have nice smoth, white finish by the end.

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Also, how do I need to treat it? I.E. what with, how many coats etc.I am planning to make a box... I want it to have nice smoth, white finish by the end.
Stewart - if you can't find any locally then I would think shipping costs will be pricey if bought on-line. Would it be easier/quicker/simpler to make a GRP box with a nice gelcoat finish?
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Stewart - if you can't find any locally then I would think shipping costs will be pricey if bought on-line. Would it be easier/quicker/simpler to make a GRP box with a nice gelcoat finish?
Could anybody explain the best way to make a grp box with a gelcoat finnish......

I take it you need to make a mould, or is there an easier way?

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Could anybody explain the best way to make a grp box with a gelcoat finnish......

I take it you need to make a mould, or is there an easier way?

Thanks, Luke
You need to have a mould. You can make the mould from anything with a smooth (non porous) surface finish either using a "faced" material like formica, or painting wood etc. But the mould doesn't need to be hugely robust, waterproof etc so can be made from cheap material, and put together "quicker" than a "pretty box" would (only one surface of the mould needs to be 'finished').

If the box doesn't need to be a specific size then you could use any other box (e.g. cheap plastic storage box) as the mould.
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Ive been desperatly looking for short grain flexi ply in southampton/hants area.

Anyone have any ideas for that?? tow timber merchants have let me down and not been able to get it

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Not quite Southampton, but Columbia Timber in Bournemouth, stock pucker Marine Ply.
153 Columbia Road BH10 4ED
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Silvermans Andover suplyers to the marine sector
thay do a 10 or 20 year guarantee grade
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