TomS wrote:It's utterly amazing how that much that flimsy 1/8" thick plywood stiffened up the trailer body. By the time I get done putting the 3/8" flexible luan on the roof, my roof will be incredibly strong. It's true. We really do overbuild these things.
arnereil wrote:One thing to remember is these tears don't sit still. They do get beat around a lot on the road. So, I'm not sure I'd try and go too light.
I used 1/4 ply inside and out with 3/4" thick studs... I think the only think I might do differently is skinny up the studs..... and maybe go to 1/8" on the inside walls.... but the 1/4 inside has gotten a few things attached to it, so am not sorry I used it.
rjhager wrote: I also had trouble trying to cut 1/8" (and even 1/4") ply on the table saw -- particularly when it was still a full sheet. I found that I could do much better by laying a straight-edge down (I have an aluminum "meter" stick) and a sharp utility knife. With 1/8" material, all it took was about 3 passes and I had a nice, straight cut and none of the hassles of trying to keep it on the table saw!
IraRat wrote:Tom, you can't get this stuff down here, so I went to the Boulter site on Monday and asked for a quote with shipping. No response, so I just gave them a call.
They can indeed ship to South Florida UPS, so I gotta call tomorrow for a quote on 2 pieces.
I guess that deep inside, I want to order 3, but I really don't need 3. Just want to think ahead in the event of a c r a c k..................
surveytech wrote:cox lumber has bendable plywood.
they have locations throughout florida.
I am sure there are others.
they gave me a quote for 1/8 inch luan
and 1/4 inch bendable birch.
not affiliated with them, just thought you could use the info.
did you check any of the boatyards/marine suppliers there?
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