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857Re: [AtkinBoats] Re: Wood for Bagaduce

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  • John B. Trussell
    Nov 23, 2005
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      Cypress starts out heavier than cedar and then soaks up a lot mor water,
      becoming very heavy indeed. On the plus side, cypress is resistent to rot
      and will last a long, long time.

      John T
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      From: "Ron Carter" <carter@...>
      To: <AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Wednesday, November 23, 2005 1:27 PM
      Subject: [AtkinBoats] Re: Wood for Bagaduce


      > Jon,
      > FWIW I talked to Johnson this morning and was asssured that there
      > wasn't a stick of white cedar in their posession that was suitable for
      > boat planking. Their expectations weren't very high that the problem
      > would be corrected any time soon. They do have some nice cypress that
      > might be good and even in lengths that would not require scarfing.
      > Will have to ponder that one as cypress is quite a bit heavier than
      > cedar.
      > Ron
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