Re: [AtkinBoats] Bagaduce update
I live over on the left coast, well actually in the middle of Oregon. Even though the building industry here is booming, quality lumber is no where to be found. In fact the only cedar one can get and actually pick thru is the cedar that is being used for fascia and belly boards on all the million dollar homes going up around me. All other cedar is special order. I can't even get marine ply without driving three hours one way to the valley. So I feel your frustrations. Good luck and if you can post some pictures of your progress.
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- --- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, DirtSailor <dirtsailor2003@y...>
>the valley. >
> I can't even get marine ply without driving three hours one way to
> Dirtsailorplywood but only want to consider it as a last resosrt. Part of the
>The sad part is I'm only about 70 miles from a good source of marine
fun of this kind of building is the mill work involved. A 100 year
old engine ought to reside in a traditionally built boat. I've got
tons of Basswood which I can plank with but it's volumetric change
with moisture is almost 5 timed that of cedar. On a boat which will
be in and out of the water that alone makes me shy away from it. Rot
resistance is way down the list of concerns but cedar is apparently
among the most stable of woods over a range of moisture.
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- Thanks, Ron, for the activity - I quess nobody had anything to say.
I know what you mean about materials - I have to save up for a trip to
Seattle (8 hours) once or twice a year to get whatever I need. I doubt
they have white cedar at Edensaw.
I hope soon there will be enough people on this site with Atkin
projects going that it will warrant having a special place in files or
photos section for in progress boats. Should be inspiring. Maybe by
then I'll have Elon Jessup setup.
--- In AtkinBoats@yahoogroups.com, "Ron Carter" <carter@t...> wrote:
> Mostly tired of not seeing anything posted here. Molds are all built
> and set up on the building table. In the final day of scarfing the
> longitudinals as there is no long hardwood locally (within 150 miles)
> that is worth hauling home for boat building. Framing with Ash bought
> from a wood floor manufacturer. Will be set up to plank within the
> week. Major problem is the total lack of White Cedar of any variety,
> Northern or Atlantic, in lower Michigan. Probably will be a long
> pause while we go to the Upper Peninsula and buy some Cedar cants to
> be resawn into planking. Western Red in long lengths is supposedly
> available at the high end lumber yards but the grade is arguable and
> they are all special order so one can't "pick the pile" for good
> planking. Would be great to be on either the left or right coast for
> access to good boat building materials. Enough for now.