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Decking in my boat
September 14, 2016
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rdnckhemi01
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I'm going to be decking in my boat this winter and upgrading my electronics on it. I was wondering if 1/2 inch marine plywood will be good and save some weight or just go with 3/4 inch.
Thanks for the help and any other advice.
Derek

September 15, 2016
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JesseB
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I used a combo when I made my decking. Obviously I supported the 1/2" a lot more, but knock on wood, so far its been good for me and I can't say I notice a huge difference between that and the 3/4"

September 17, 2016
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Clint
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Marine plywood is expensive! Pressure treated plywood has chemicals that can eat into aluminum. If fiberglass ignore that. Im not a expert!
Pre drill holes on the new plywood. Seal and coat! Best grade hardwood plywood! Marine grade uses different glue. From what ive been learning. Please advise if wrong advice.

September 17, 2016
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Matt Lysek
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Clint is right do not use pressure treated , Marine grade plywood is the same as exterior glue A/B grade plywood basically the only difference is Marine grade has no voids between the laminates . I would stick with premium exterior glue plywood A/B grade and you will be fine. Seal or paint all cut ends .

September 26, 2016
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Thanks to everyone for their knowledge about this...ready to get this done...maybe get it built during the week to make the end of fishing season more confortable.

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