Originally Posted by tiree
Hello, I need to replace the deck on my Pac 22 before I break a leg! Does anyone know the plywood thickness ? Thanks
It's made from 9mm ply however from the forward end of the engine compartment, there are a series of doublers which make the thickness 18mm.
On the photo's there is a tripler just forward of the white access hatch. This isn't original but covers a hole I made with my foot.
One of the key things is to make sure the deck is firmly screwed down. I think you'll find many of the screws have sheared which makes the deck more flexible.
Whilst 9mm may sound thin, the arrangement of the stringers and frames mean that the spans aren't that great and 9mm is OK.
There are a variety of ways to get the old deck up and I found it was a useful way of procuring larger and more violent demolition tools.