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we used polycarb sheeting on our last boat from ebay  . we sikaflexed thin (sorry not very technical) softwood to the roof and a week later sikaflexed the sheeting to the wood. Easy to cut , easy to fix, stays for ever and gives a nice liner.


Steve & Maggie.

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Not quite an ancient mariner ..... though some say he was at sea before Pontius was a pilate !

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If you do buy marine ply, make sure it IS marine ply.

Whilst rebuilding our Isabel, on two or three occasions I was offered marine ply (at marine ply prices) that was clearly not marine ply and in one case probably not even WBP.

All were somewhat crudely rubber stamped 'marine ply BS 1088'

The proper markings are much more elaborate, will carry the makers name and will quote the EN number as well.
Marine ply does not have very thin face veneers, cracks, splits and knots in the veneers and does not have gaps visible in the centre plys when viewed from a cut edge.  The face timbers should be dense grained and not present a rough surface.

In the case of WBP I would not buy anything that does not have a manufacturers stamp on it.  It's too easy for a rogue to make up a rubber stamp to misrepresent  what is being sold.
They know that you won't find out until your deck starts to delaminate and they don't care!

There's some rubbish out there, so take care.

Phil R

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