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cyclops posted 11-09-2002 09:18 PM ET (US)   Profile for cyclops   Send Email to cyclops  
I'm wanting to build a stern seat for my '67 Sakonnet and struck out finding mahogany locally. Anyone know a good place I can order from?
Montauk posted 11-09-2002 09:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for Montauk  Send Email to Montauk     
Buy a copy of Wooden Boat magazine, there are a number of advertisers that will ship to you. Congden's out of New York? is one that I have heard good things about.
frank_king posted 11-09-2002 11:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for frank_king  Send Email to frank_king     
i am in the process of finishing my rear seat in my montauk. i have modified a teak swim platform off a larger boat. it will look great and be low cost.
Whaler Proud posted 11-10-2002 10:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for Whaler Proud  Send Email to Whaler Proud     
Cyclops: Here is a supplier I got off the web:

I just punched in "Mahogany Lumber" and came back with 1000+ listings. Have fun with your project.


acseatsri posted 11-10-2002 11:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
Try Brazilian Walnut, also referred to as Ipe. About half the price of mohogany. We use it for high-end decking material. Very dense and heavy.
smirkless posted 11-12-2002 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for smirkless  Send Email to smirkless     
I'm using Shell Lumber in Miami, FL
Not sure if they ship or not.

I am also rebuilding both consloe and RPS for my Sakonnet and have produced drawings for both including a layout of each peice on plywood and boards in order to create a visual bill of materials. Let me know if you want a copy.

I will be at Shell Lumber next weekend. I can talk to them about shipping.


Kolbert posted 11-13-2002 07:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kolbert  Send Email to Kolbert     
Boulter Plywood in Somerville, MA. They are on the net and they ship nationwide. Got all of my Mahogany marine plywood there for my Sakonet rebuild. For some of the solid Mahogany, I used Highland Hardwood in Brentwood, NH, closer to my house and no sales tax here in NH.

Good luck.

Kolbert posted 11-13-2002 07:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Kolbert  Send Email to Kolbert     

Could you forward a copy of your drawings for the Sakonnet? I am in the process of rebuilding my console for a 71'. I have cut and assembled most of the pieces and applied 2 coats of varnish (for glue protection before plugging) on the lower and upper console. The windshield is still not done as I am still trying to figure out how I will cut the angles properly. The old whaler drawings forwarded by Tom Clark are hard to read due to their being copies of copies and contain info that only a more advanced craftsman could follow.

Thanks for your help,


smirkless posted 11-13-2002 09:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for smirkless  Send Email to smirkless     
Drawings not done yet but within a week. Yes the windshield is a #^*!!#. Lots of compound angles and router cuts. After rebuilding it in 3-D twice I know how useful this will be. I have the angles down to two decimal places... like I can do that in wood. Its important to build the basic panels first and fit them together prior to continuing with the more complex glass opening. The glass opening edges are based on the panel edges, so if the panel edges arenít quite right, neither will the inner cuts be.

I will announce the drawing set completion soon.

Smirk :-)

Einar posted 11-15-2002 05:55 PM ET (US)     Profile for Einar  Send Email to Einar     
Try Craig Lumber in Collierville Tn.

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