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Nathan Stanley added a discussion to the group Small Cats, Hitias, Maui, Melanésia etc...

5.5mm ply for Melanesia

Hi All,I live in Japan, and marine ply is extremely difficult to source (most wooden boats here are built from lumber). Even more so, 6 or 6.5 mm. What is plentiful, is 5.5 mm exterior-grade ply. It isn't the greatest looking, but it is what's available. It is cost prohibitive to ship here from US, particularly for just 2 sheets. I haven't sourced from other locations.If I use this, would it be prudent and/or acceptable to sheath the exterior in 4oz cloth to make up the difference in…See More
Jan 5
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Jan 2
Nathan Stanley replied to Rich Young's discussion Error on Melanesia Plans
"Thanks for the info. Just got my plans, 752. The error is on sheet number 2. Here's a picture for the newer folks, like myself."
Feb 11, 2017
Nathan Stanley replied to Johnny's discussion Tips on Boil Bake test for plywood
"That's great! I'll have to find some."
Oct 3, 2016
Nathan Stanley commented on Alf Bangert's photo

Kattu at Daniel's Bay, Nuku Hiva

"I see the bottom paint is different... Is it still silicone-based, or did you switch to a biocide? How long did the silicone bottom paint last and how did it perform? Cheers Nathan"
Jul 23, 2016
Nathan Stanley replied to Johnny's discussion Tips on Boil Bake test for plywood
"Any luck finding marine plywood in Oki yet? I'm also looking to build a Hitia 14, but I haven't bought plans yet since it's tough to find the materials here. Make-man only has so much! "
Jul 16, 2016
Nathan Stanley is now a member of Wharram Builders and Friends
Mar 27, 2010

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I am:
A home builder, Just Looking
What boat (s) are you building or do you own?
Building Melanesia w/sail.
Country, City, and State?
Okinawa, Japan
About me or us?
Working for Uncle Sam for a few more years until I can retire.
Looking to?
Build a small wharram to experience the building style and understand the plans. Large Tiki or Pahi down the road, build or buy.

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