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DH550 & DH550 Charter Catamarans
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TIMBER LIST FOR HULL, DECK, BULKHEADS & INTERIOR JOINERY

The following list is approximate and intended for calculation of approximate costs. We offer no guarantees of accuracy.

This list is as used in the construction of the first DH550 and is for timber in sizes as bought. Most of it was machined to sizes needed before delivery but larger sizes were machined at the boatyard to what was needed in the boat.You may decide to buy larger stock and machine in-house or to buy all machined to size. Use this list as a guide only.

The plywood list is for building without glass sheathing. If built with glass sheathing then some of the sheet quantities will change.

CHIPBOARD (for setting out bulkheads if building from offsets)
1,83x2,74m 16mm [6'x9'x5/8"] - 2 sheets

MARINE PLYWOOD 1,22x2,44m [4'x8'] or 1.22x2.50m [4'x8' 2"]
4mm [3/16"] - 90 sheets
6mm [1/4"] - 55 sheets
10mm [3/8"] - 81 sheets
12mm [1/2"] - 119 sheets
18mm [3/4"] - 12 sheets

PINE or similar (for building stocks)
38x152mm [1 1/2"x6"] (rails) - 40m [132']
50x75mm [2"x3"] (bulkhead legs) - 33m [109']
100x100mm [4"x4"] or 100mm [4"] dia (posts) - 20m [66']

WESTERN RED CEDAR or similar
22x44mm [7/8"x1 3/4"] (stringers, joinery framing etc) - 2300m [7546']

HONDURAS MAHOGANY or similar
25x50mm [1"x2"] (laminated beams for main beams) - 150m [492']
25x76mm [1"x3"] (beams for bridgedeck & cabin) - 61m [200']

SUNDRIES
Epoxy laminating resin for coatings, reinforcement and fillets. If you use pre-mixed filetting epoxy, that will come out of this quantity. - 1100 litres (290 US gal)

PAINT AREAS
Anti-fouling - 105sq.m [1130sq.ft]
Hull sides & underside bridgedeck - 145sq.m [1560sq.ft]
Deck, cabin & cockpit verticals - 40sq.m [430sq.ft]
Deck, cabin & cockpit horizontals (non-slip surfaces) - 120sq.m [1290sq.ft]

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