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Date Posted: - Monday - 01/ 5/09 - 12:00pm
Author: Gitano
Subject: Okume
In reply to: Kathy Campbell SHADOW M32-#3 's message, "plywood" on - Sunday - 01/ 4/09 - 12:55pm

I prefer Okume, which is marine grade certified by Lloyd's of London. It looks like Mahogony, is beutiful when varnished, or painted, and tools well. I believe Randall Reeves could also attest, as I think he also used Okume for his cockpit rebuild. Here in the SF Bay Area we purchase Okume from HandLoggers in Point Richmond. http://www.handloggerslumber.com/marine.shtml

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[> [> Okume -- Randall, - Monday - 01/ 5/09 - 12:57pm

I used marine Okume for the deck job and for most of the cockpit.

If memory serves, it is touted as being more rot resistant than some other woods used in marine ply. Don't know if this is true, but the Lloyds of London seal (attesting to the high quality of the glue) and the evident high quality of the laminate makes me feel it was a good choice.

It's pretty soft, along the order of Doug Fir, and if left in the sun it will oxidize quickly (become covered with small black spots). This freaked me out when we laid the deck, but the discoloration sanded off with ease during the glass prep stage.

It is whopping expensive. When I purchased it locally a year or so ago I recall it was $120 a sheet.

Good Luck, Kathy.


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