- I used cheap pine for the chine logs on my AF3 sharpie, but I built
the mast out of redwood because it was the only straight, clear 16'
stock they had (a Lumber Yard in Colorado Springs, CO). It was kind
of expensive, but the end result was good. I chose stock that didn't
have much sapwood and then cut to avoid all sapwood. I had to plug
only one 3/4" knothole. The mast is plenty bendy and doesn't seem
--- In bolger@y..., jonpit@y... wrote:
> It is true that redwood is generally light , soft and easily
> along the grain. But, in many years of working with it I've
> great range of variation in the material. "Redwood" refers to
> sempervirens - the coast redwood which is used for lumber. The
> Sequoia that groes in the Sierras is another material. Old, slow
> Redwood tends to be a completely different material which seems
> across grain and less prone to split. It also has more tannins and
> resistance. It is readily available in large unmolested pieces from
> water and wine tanks, old beams and ext. architectural elements.
> , w --- In bolger@y..., boatbuilding@g... wrote:
> > Redwood is never mentioned as an option for boat building. I was
> > just curious as to why that may be. It has reasonable rot
> > resistance, if allowed to dry good and epoxy coated would
> > know it may not perfect but for stringers and bilge areas, would
> > be a decent option? Epoxy coated, it would last the life a any
> > boat.
> > Curious?
> > Jeff