What is in our Kits
Our kits consist solely of marine plywood parts and where applicable, moulds and building frame items cut in the cheaper WBP plywood or MDF for the boat you’ve ordered. Our marine plywood suppliers are Robbins Timber of Bristol; their marine plywood is bonded to Lloyds Type Approved specification, considerably exceeding the BS1088 standard.
Along with the plywood we provide a parts finder diagram, construction notes of things we think you should know about the build, and usually necessary, the scarph line-up diagram. Sample documentation can be downloaded below.
We do our best to make the most efficient use possible of the material we supply. Most designers will estimate in their plans the quantity of plywood required for the design. While we cannot guarantee to save plywood, we have saved as much as 30% on the designer’s estimated plywood costs for one kit. Usually it is around the 5-10% mark.
The parts are supplied in the plywood sheets.
These sheets were very temporarily stored vertically while we were getting ready to cut them out – if not using ply for a while, it must be stored flat or warping will occur!