View Full Version : looking for marine plywood

12-26-2012, 10:38 PM
Just wondering if anyone can tell me where to buy marine plywood? Im looking for meranti, however I would be willing to use several different types. Im going to call 84 lumber and some other places tomorrow, I was just hoping someone could save me some leg work. Thanks!

12-27-2012, 08:01 AM
Can you elaborate on what you intend to use it for...(?) It is heavy and will not defeat rot; just impair it.

12-27-2012, 09:28 AM
Jefferies in south knoxville. Witt in west knoxville for regular marine grade, $100.cheat.

12-27-2012, 08:07 PM
Again, send me a PM or Email if you need help with a project. Not to sound boastful; but, I have experience with about every boat material for building production boats in use. I have worked with them in numerous applications and uses.

My first recommendation would be to try not to use any plywood. It is extremely inadequate for modern boat building unless you use close molding or Resin Transfer Molding Processes. You might as well just use regular plywood if that is your intention.

The key issues are encapsulation and through hole protection.

Both will rot and degrade if exposed to water...marine grade just slows the process somewhat. I personally think it is a complete waste of money to buy marine grade plywood for boat building applications.

Of-course; all of my rationale is based on scientific and recorded data. Most of it is privileged from companies I have worked with in the past so I cannot post it online.

However; I can guide you forward if you let me know what you plan on using it for in your application.

12-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Leisure Kraft pontoon in Crossville Tn. Has a special grade of marine plywood that they use in their production that has not had rot in 30 years of production.

12-27-2012, 10:04 PM
We buy some at work from a place called A&M supply, located off Amherst, which is off Middlebrook, close to the weisgarber post office.

It isn't cheap, and they don't have any with nice veneers.