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I have a set of the Practical Handyman's Encyclopedia featuring these plans for a Ring a Ding edited by Ed Monk.
The Douglas Fir Plywood Association founded in 1933 in Tacoma, Washington was one of many trade associations that that were set up following the National Recovery Act. The Association set standards for plywood manufacture and in 1938 became the holder of an industry wide trademark on plywood. Prior to that each manufacturer had their own brand logo. The new DFPA Construction Standard was accepted by the Farm Home Administration for interior and exterior use of FHA approved homes. In addition to developing industry-wide standards the DFPA also promoted consumer use of member plywood. One such promotion is shown here in a plan for a 7' 9? pram. Construction techniques for the pram as well as a bill of materials were supplied on this plan dated 1940. During World War II DFPA plywood was used in barracks, life-boats, and gliders. The Hagerty Company of Cohasset, MA constructed PT boats, skiffs, sailboats and dinghies from DFPA plywood.
I built this boat at 11 in 1957. I got the plans for $.25 at a local lumber yard. I bought 2 sheets of AC plywood for $10.55. They wouldn't deliver it as it was not the minimum of $20.00. So it stayed there until I could get my mom to finally put it on the roof of her new Plymouth Savoy. Being 11 caused many problems with buying oars, oarlocks, paint etc. Jobs being scarce for kids. I had lots of fun with it though.
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See p. 87, "WoodenBoat," January/February 2017, for a picture of the boat, recently built by Steve Burtell from "marine plywood,with a mahogany transom and white oak frames."