The new 76 will use the same materials and construction methods as the company's other boats: an inner layer of 1¼4-inch clear white cedar, or juniper plank, followed by a layer of fiberglass. Over that goes a layer of 3¼8-inch plywood, another layer of glass, a
second layer of 3-inch plywood, and an outer coating of 3406 fiberglass. When fastened to the boat's sturdy wood frames, this lay-up creates an extremely strong yet relatively light hull. And as if that weren't enough beef, Mann adds an additional layer of marine plywood in the hull between the stringers underneath the cockpit to support the fuel tanks and the boat's running gear.