We are based in a remote location in India where the quality of wood is full of sap, even the imported pine varieties seem to scare us. Boat builders in the vicinity use very heavy local fruit tree hard wood which does not seem suitable either.
Teak is easily available & so is aged teak wood from furniture & heritage construction sites. We could also use marine ply laminates with epoxy to achieve required thickness & make stringers out of the same. Is this a good idea?
Pro's & Cons of substituting the Pine wood stringers with
Marine Ply stringers for:
Keel, Sheerstringers, Deckbeams, Bunkbraces, Coamings, Hatchcoamings.
Mast, Beamsockets, Gaff, Beam compression struts, Platform, Crossbeams top & bottom,Tillers & Tiller bar
Looking forward to some direction from experts, cannot wait to start building!