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John O posted 05-26-2002 10:21 PM ET (US)   Profile for John O  
need some creative input. Just bought 88 Newtauk. has 28 gal. tempo. seat was raised with pressure treated 2x4 ,wing nuts on the rear and hinges on the front so that seat can be raised to fill tank . Removed wood and rusted screws and want to repair with Teak to raise seat. What are the other options? Pressure treated looked like sh#$. Previous owner did not want to shell out the $ for stainless screws and hinges.
acseatsri posted 05-26-2002 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
You might be able to use some Brazilian Walnut, also referred to as Ipe. Very similar to teak in both texture and color, very hard and durable, about 1/2 the price. A friend built a deck out of it recently and I used some scraps on my boat.
John O posted 05-26-2002 10:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
thanks, any input with regards to the set up?

What type of treatment is used on Brasilan walnut?

dfmcintyre posted 05-27-2002 06:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for dfmcintyre  Send Email to dfmcintyre     
John -

Two other suggestions:

Fabricate up blocks of Starboard, available through the West Marine stores. It comes in a varity of colors and sizes. Usually stocked in only white or black.

Another blocking method is one that I've used to raise the console. Make up some blocks, using even cheap pine or oak. Use a router to knock down the top edges. Coat them with epoxy (I use West), and paint, using paint the same color as the inner hull.

If done right, they will look like it was installed at the factory.

West will also have a decent selection of stainless steel attaching hardware.

Good luck


John O posted 05-27-2002 09:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Excellent Smithers....Thanks for the info; all you folks in Mass. I foung a PVC company in Gloucester Ma that will let you buy from the scrap pile. heard one can get various sizes of sheets. I am going over Tuesday 5/28 for some center console shelving. will put up info asap

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