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Posted by GregMc 
Plascore
March 18, 2019 06:40PM
Anyone building a boat this summer and ordering plascore? I'm thinking about a build and potentially interested in 6 sheets of 1/2 or 3/4 plascore. I'm in Idaho, pretty central to SLC, Bozeman and Boise.
Re: Plascore
March 23, 2019 02:55AM
Greg just curious what your building. Decked boat or just plascore hull? I’m in the process of decking my all plascore hunky dory and I ordered 10. I will probably have 2 full sheets left when done and if your just building the hull out of plascore 5 should be more than enough. With the cost of this stuff if you can save $100 you might as well. Btw using plascore costs a ton in 2 part epoxy so get ready to spend a lot of time doing fiberglasss work.
Josh
Re: Plascore
March 23, 2019 06:21AM
Josh,

I'm building a skiff, 60 wide and 16 long. I think I want a couple extra sheets to do seat boxes and raised level floors.

I have a smaller wooden skiff now, but I'm interested in building a lower maintenance boat. Plascore bottom and sides, maybe with trex gunnels.
Re: Plascore
March 24, 2019 02:13AM
Ah very cool. Yeah I guess you should be about right then.
Re: Plascore
April 05, 2019 11:08PM
Trex gunnels? Anyone ever tried that?
Re: Plascore
April 05, 2019 11:25PM
Gunwales need to be stiff. Trex might be a bit too flexy I think. And heavy. It might work.

I built several balsa wood gunwales back in the late 1980s, where strips of end grain balsa blocks made a fat lump, around which I put a lot if glass. That worked. But balsa is light and Trex is heavy. Balsa is useful for anything above the water line. But not good for anything below the water line.
Re: Plascore
April 10, 2019 04:20PM
I am in SLC a couple of times a month. I am at the infancy stage right now. Expect to have a materials list in 30 to 45 days. My plan was to procure Plascore and Oakume in SLC.

How can I help? I'm in Poky
Re: Plascore
April 11, 2019 02:35PM
Is Poky a jail or is it Pocatello?

RN
Re: Plascore
April 11, 2019 04:38PM
Mischievous – I'm unaware of a plascore supplier in SLC, but would love to hear about it if you know of one. I go to SLC regularly

RK - Poky is shorthand for Pocatello
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