Re: Slowest Micro Ever
Thanks for the responses, I answered my own question, and went
and bought some nice Oregon (D.Fir) this morning for bulkhead A. I'm
pretty sure quality older radiata, well epoxied, would be O.K. for
framing and a few other jobs, (maybe not chine logs & gunwales), but
I knew I would be happier with the heavier timber. For those
interested, I'm going for the half inch bottom 3/8 everywhere else.
-- In bolger@y..., dbaldnz@y... wrote:
> NZ grown radiata pine is fine and has been used for decades inboats
> here........IF sheathed and well coated with epoxy. I am using someMicro.
> on my Micro just now. The better grades are reasonably strong and
> easy to work. If you are worried about strength, use heavier glass.
> You can also get tanalith treated timber and ply which will never
> rot. NZ radiata is exported to Australia.
> --- In bolger@y..., colncath@b... wrote:
> > I am part way through making the bulkheads/transoms for my
> > have lots of what we call radiata pine on hand, (plantation
> > grown in Australia - not sure what its called in the U.S.)) andwas
> > wondering what the group thought about using some of it for thehoop
> > framing. It is quite a soft timber, less dense than douglas fir,
> > what I have is knot free. I think that beefing up the scantlings
> > where possible should get over any potential strength issues. I
> > it will work, but I want the boat to be bullet proof. I used
> > pine, another soft Aussie timber for my last boat, but it was a
> > heavier built design than Micro. Any opinions?
> > Regards
> > Col Mooney