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    Skippydrew
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    It is yes and not entirely. I believe commented elsewhere on the forum about this but always happy to have a recap ๐Ÿ˜€

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    Great idea Tim, I had forgotten that method. In fact my oldest boat made in 1914 is constructed of layers of newspaper over a card frame mounted on deck supports with a wooden deck , originally powered by a clockwork motor.
    Cheers Colin.
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    For Jordan: (note 2) Here I can get 1/8" "Luan" 3 ply, fairly cheap for a 4 x 8 sheet, at the DIY. Luan is a cheap form of mahogany, and is disappearing. Beware of substitutes, such as pear, balsa is expensive and hard to find here. Look up strip canoe construction, almost like our boats. Adapt. Did this help? Kirby ๐Ÿ˜
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    For Jordan I see your "vertical" strips (sheet) construction and ask what did plans say? Self design ?, you might us lighter construction, 1/8 or 1/4 ply for bh and 1/8 ply / balsa for planking. Use flat sheets (3") when possible but go down to 3/8 or 1/2" wide strips of 1/8 on compound curves. I use gorilla glue (brown) because it foams, but it does take 1 hr. You could use electric glue gun to tack weld joints until you use permanent glue. If using balsa, use pins to assist holding. (note 1)
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    Have you thought about decent cardboard or paper strip? "Don't use card in layers like mountboard. It delaminates". If you soak it with several coats of thinned varnish afterwards it is very hard. I have used it and was very surprised at how good it was. It was very popular many years ago before plasticard and liteply. One advantage of using card or gummed paper is that rivet detail can be impressed on the reverse.
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    You could try 0.8mm ply in one length. This way there are no joins, then coat with 2 pack resin which will waterproof the hull.
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    Good morning Jordan, I don't think DIY stores stock ply that thin, I buy mine from model shops or online.
    Cheers Colin.
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    Hi Skippydrew, is that a Walton on Thames Air Sea rescue boat as your avatar? Are you aware of the history behind it?
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    Hi if you use thinner wood than the plans allow for, the boat will not be the right size. You will need to pad out the bulkheads to allow for the difference in width if the model.
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    Thank you Colin. I presume I can get this from almost any DIY store. I very conveniently work next door to a DIY/timber store ๐Ÿ˜
    Cheers, Jordan.
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