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13' Wood Replacement 1968
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posted 08-07-2002 10:32 AM ET (US)
If anyone has specs on originals; including finishing instructions I'd appreciate it.
posted 08-07-2002 10:45 AM ET (US)
Go to the top of the topics page and pull up posts for 2 years. Then search for either mahoghany or finishing.
This topic has been dicussed at great length.
posted 08-07-2002 01:37 PM ET (US)
Thanks... I have scoured, but still need to know if it is Honduran Mahogony or what.
posted 08-07-2002 01:43 PM ET (US)
See if these help you.
posted 08-07-2002 01:48 PM ET (US)
Honduran but they used different kinds of honduran. Honduran is kinda like a type, not a particular tree from what I understand. It really does not matter, you can use pine and stain it mohagany if you want. I have also seen plastic wood used(starboard, etc) and I think it looks good.
posted 08-07-2002 02:29 PM ET (US)
Just bought a piece of Honduran Mahogany for my 15 upgrade, pricey stuff. $7.00 bd ft.
I was talking to a local guy that owns a saw mill and sells a lot of exotic wood, he recommended using red oak and staining it Mahogany. If I were doing an entire boat from scratch I don't think I would use Mahogany. A local wood would be better, I think. I have always wanted to do a boat in Cypress.
I see from your profile you are from the NE should be able to get some good cedar or something.
posted 08-07-2002 02:39 PM ET (US)
When I redid my '59, I used Honduras Mahogany.
I like the reddish color.
posted 08-07-2002 02:54 PM ET (US)
When I redid a 13 Sport ('75) some years ago, I bought all new "Honduras" mahogany. I picked it out at the cabinet maker shop for furniture class figure and lack of weakening flaws. I did the front locker cover with solid, rather than ply.
By the time I finished 12 coats of Helmsman polyurethane I had used about $3000 worth of tools and equipment (reusable), about 120 hours and spent about $300 on supplies, including the wood. It was gorgeous and it was mine in a way that nobody elses work could be mine.
That said, I think that, having used some of Gil's work, I would have EBWC do it for me next time.
If I do decide to convert my 11 Tender into a Sport, he will probably get the job.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 08-07-2002 03:54 PM ET (US)
depends on if you have old wood to make patterns from. Doing it blind will probably look shongo.
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