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Sepelle Boats

We have been building boats for 19 years now. All of that time we have used mostly Douglas Fir plywood. We have liked it as an indiginous wood to Oregon and for it's exeptionally long fiber, making it quite strong and light. As the years have gone by, however, the quality of this type of plywood has waned. In the last year, we have been using Meranti as well as Fir with great success. Yet we have been using Sepelle marine plywood for most of the years we have been in business. We have never advertised it, but sold boats and kits to folks who knew about it and requested it.

Sepelle is a plywood for those folks who like to keep things for a long time. Even a generation or two (or more!). It is similar to Meranti plywood, but has a tighter grain, and a darker, more consistant color. When finished with epoxy, top coated with varnish, the texture of the wood doesn't generally show on the finish, like it might with Meranti. It is more dense that Fir or Meranti, which makes it a little heavier. The boat pictured here is a traditional 16' with a 48" wide bottom. That size of boat is at it's finest with two folks in it. The extra weight wouldn't be noticable in that situation. A larger size, wider bottom boat would be preferable in this plywood.

As Meranti, the thickness of this plywood is measured in millameters, so 1/4" is really 6 mm.( a hair thicker than actual 1/4"). Yet it has five veneers (just like Meranti) rather than Fir plywood, which has three. It has no voids or football shaped patches. We think it is as near perfect plywood as we can get.

To order call (541)746-5287 or fax at (541) 7442190
or e-mail at mckenzie@gregboats.com