14655Re: [bolger] Redwood?
- Oct 2, 2001On Mon, 1 Oct 2001 boatbuilding@... wrote:
> Redwood is never mentioned as an option for boat building. I was justIt's largely because western red cedar is a better option on almost every
> curious as to why that may be. It has reasonable rot resistance, if
> allowed to dry good and epoxy coated would stable. I know it may not
> perfect but for stringers and bilge areas, would it be a decent
> option? Epoxy coated, it would last the life a any wood boat.
dimension. Cedar is lighter, often cheaper, more plentiful around the
country, less prone to splitting, and more able to take a pounding.
I used red cedar as a butt block that runs athwart my shantyboat's cabin
sole (it was a quickie boat, and the bottoms side of the plywood panels
are completely epoxy/fiberglassed). We walk all over it, scuffing along,
and drop things on it. Very little signs of wear--I've benn quite happily
Redwood is occasionally used in strippers. However, there's not much
grain--it's a nice color, but solid. Cedar, on the other hand, cna have a
very nice grain to it, too.
Chris Crandall crandall@... (785) 864-4131
Department of Psychology University of Kansas Lawrence, KS 66045
I have data convincingly disconfirming the Duhem-Quine hypothesis.
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