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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-18-2012, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Default Replacing a fishing boat deck.

Perhaps the title should be "overlaying an existing a fishing boat deck". Anyway I need to replace or overlay a boat deck and was wondering if Marine plywood is essential. Would wbp be a decent alternative?.
I will be fibreglassing it so was thinking that that would seal the ply.

What are your opinions.
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Sorry wrong forum!.
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Hey, Tim; not necessarily, on the "wrong forum" thing...
(My opinion is, why wouldn't you use Marine grade plywood?)
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Marine plywood. I replaced the decks of a fishing boat many years ago- best quality marine plywood and quality I/O carpet. Also used it to rebuild the seats.
FWIW, sold the boat- too many people on the water now.

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Clearly marine ply would be best if it is easily available. The advantage to marine ply is no voids in the center plies so you end up with a solid deck. Any good plywood could be used if it is encapsulated on both side with epoxy and fiberglass. I built a sailboat that way without marine plywood and it was fine. So for me the big question is how big is the fishing boat. There are fishing boats and then there are FISHING BOATS. You know, the bluewater kind that are used every day. If that's the case, I'm with what John said above about using the best marine ply you can get.

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Thanks to all.
As the boat is in use everyday for about 3/4 hours I think marine ply is the way to go. Considered using WBP only to save money but sense has prevailed and have ordered marine grade ply.
Will still be fibreglassing over and am looking forward to trying that.
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