View Full Version : Marine plywoods

02-13-2006, 05:30 PM
I want to build a lapstrake type of canoe and my plans call for 6mm.BS 1088 Okoume plywood.I have been looking into using BS1088 Jequitiba.These are both certified marine plywoods,both are spieces of mahogonyand aside from a slight difference in weight,the okoume being lighter,can anyone tell me any other differences and why I should or should not use the Jequitiba instead of the Okoume. Thanks

02-13-2006, 09:25 PM
Can't say. Perhaps a bit of difference in rot resistance and flexability. 'Reality' difference??? Probably none.


02-14-2006, 05:14 PM
Thanks for the reply. The difference in price between these two woods makes about a $150.00 difference in the overall cost on this boat.Still seeking more info.

02-15-2006, 12:59 AM
That sounds like enough justification in itself.


02-17-2006, 05:24 AM
Yeah... I would say that the price would be all I needed to know. All marine plywood will last as long as it is treated properly.

02-28-2006, 08:44 PM
Thanks for the input.

03-06-2006, 09:07 AM
Any tech data sheets on the Jequitiba?

03-07-2006, 10:08 PM
no,no data sheets,but a little more research indicates the Jequitiba is south american,closer to Honduran and the okoume is african.Possibly the reason for the added expense.I got the Jequitiba and I think it's going to look great.The grain is a little different side to side but all the sheets are the same.Im putting the side with the nice swurls on the inside where they will show.The other side resembles red oak but my scarfs did'nt turn out as good as they could have so I'm going to paint the outside anyway.