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teak or mahogany?
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posted 11-10-2001 02:25 AM ET (US)
I recently purchasede a mid 80's 13' sport from the original owner. He referred to the wood as teak, I took the original front hatch to a wood shop, they said teak, I purchased teak and recreated the hatch in solid teak. But I only see mahagony referenced for these Whalers. It looks like teak.
posted 11-10-2001 07:04 AM ET (US)
The anchor locker was marine grade plywood with a mahogany veneer face -- though they may have substituted teak ply on some boats --- either way makes little difference your solid teak will last longer than the plywood ---
posted 11-10-2001 09:30 AM ET (US)
thanks for that info. I should add that the seats, console and side boards are all varnished and all including the old veneer have the same look, which is considerably lighter than the new oiled solid teak.
posted 11-10-2001 09:33 AM ET (US)
Bigz, when did they change from solid mahogany? Both my'69 and '72 13's were solid mahogany. Regards, Jay
posted 11-10-2001 09:38 AM ET (US)
late 70's I think -- even our '78 Outrage was plywood -- our '89 13 is plywood --
posted 11-10-2001 11:21 AM ET (US)
Even varnished, mahogany will bleach even lighter than oiled teak. What a boat has now is little evidence of what it had originally. Many of you have upgraded/changed Classics, so have I. My last 13, a '75, left me with solid mahogany hatch, seats, console and sideboards. I think the original hatch and console were plywood.
My '82 OR18 will soon have a solid teak front hatch cover. Boy, will that cause arguments in 20 years.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 11-10-2001 09:19 PM ET (US)
My 1972 13' has an anchor locker cover made of marine grade plywood with a mahogany veneer face. The seats are solid mahogany.
posted 11-10-2001 09:24 PM ET (US)
Is this console Mahagony or teak? From what I read it could go either way?
posted 11-10-2001 10:30 PM ET (US)
It is probably Mahogany plywood, Katama, but, depending on who had it before it could be anything.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 11-11-2001 08:13 PM ET (US)
64 17', origional console was ply with mahog vaneer, some of the other wood was solid mahog. The whole fold foward seat may be solid, not sure of the anchor locker, but console was certainly ply.
posted 11-12-2001 04:00 PM ET (US)
Whaler's conventions on wood are quite simple, and true to Marine standards. If it was varnished, it was philippine mahogany, either solid or marine grade plywood veneer.
(incidentally, the bow locker lid on my 1971 Nauset, which I purchased new, was mahogany plywood) Varnished mahogany was the only wood used on Whalers from 1958-1970.
If it was never varnished frin the factory, it was teak, usually oiled. Many owners, however, do varnish their teak themselves, but it didn't come from the factory this way. Whaler's very first introduction of teak was on the 1971 Outrage.
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