Hi, I'm back after a few years..... I am looking for wood for my boat again.

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06-16-2021 01:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: boat wood mill mahogany white oak

Hi, I’m back after a few years….. I am looking for wood for my boat again.

I’m looking for darker marine Plywood..

Mostly I am looking for the wood mill that had lots of freash white oak….
I used it for ribs and side rails….

this place was around Huntington…....

The guy let me pick through when I needed a few special slabs!

Thanks Ralph

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#1 posted 06-17-2021 11:59 AM

You’ve chosen a really poor time to re-start and buy wood.

Lots of Huntingtons around the U.S.
Wanna be more specific ?

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#2 posted 06-17-2021 12:15 PM

Oregon maybe?

-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 06-19-2021 02:50 AM

New York?
W.Virginia ?
Cali ?

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#4 posted 06-19-2021 02:49 PM

Vermont? :-)

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#5 posted 06-19-2021 03:49 PM

Your specs for materials you need are pretty vague. What dimensions of marine plywood do you plan to use? Do you plan to cover the marine plywood with fiberglass? I have used 4mm (thick) Okoume plywood for kayaks, but it is strengthened inside & out with fiberglass.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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#6 posted 06-22-2021 11:11 AM

Think he was simply looking for help finding a supplier, not with specifications.

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#7 posted 06-22-2021 11:39 AM

Ralph – welcome to the forum.
if you have been around wooden boats long enough, you may have heard about the counterfeit marine plywood that made its way into our wood supply. if you plan to use the marine plywood in direct contact with water, below the water line, do your research first.
it is the FUJI Hyrotek BS 1088. many horror stories in the boating forums about this stuff. check the supplier and how he determines that his wood comes from a reputable and legitimate source.
this is what the counterfeit stamp looks like on the plywood.

-- there is no educational alternative to having a front row seat in the School of Hard Knocks. --

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