Little bit of early morning CAD and internet research and I had a plan.
So on the way back from doing a Sunday Morning race in the Laser I called into Wickes to look at this ply. Described as ‘Non-Structural Hardwood Plywood is a versatile non-structural building board with a smooth sanded surface. Designed to resist warping and bending’ The edges all looked free from voids and as an occasional use experiment £23.50 was handed over.
For a while I have toyed with the idea of a sleeping platform in the Octavia. The picture is a bit hard to see but the sheet of ply fits in nicely, I will build a frame to support this. So in classic good design, two jobs from one piece of wood
All good in theory what’s it like in practice ?
The MK 1 Gull is unique among the many Gull designs in that it’s the only one to have the two thwarts keeping the ‘span’ down to 900mm so 12 ply fine. Weights in at 8kg so probably 10kg with paint.
Few measurements and quartered the ply, then tested
I haven’t finalised exactly where everything will go, the point of doing this now is to understand what extra fittings I might need