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jshell posted 08-20-2003 03:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for jshell   Send Email to jshell  
I am sure that this question has been asked/answered many times on this sight, but how much time/money should I expect to spent to replace the wood on my 1978, 13' super sport?

I downloaded the plans from this sight and want to have a side consol and put a seat back and locker on the stern bench. I plan to use mahagony.


wayne baker posted 08-20-2003 08:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for wayne baker  Send Email to wayne baker     
I bought one 4 quarter thickness board 6 inches wide 16 foot long to build a front hatch cover out of. The price was $9.00 a board foot. The cost of the board was about seventy bucks. This would not be thick enough to make a seat out of but would work on your console and seat back. There is only one place to buy exotic wood here so I do not know how bad or how good my price was. hope this helps you start figureing your price.
Cicada posted 08-20-2003 09:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cicada  Send Email to Cicada     
I paid $90 for a half sheet of Marine ply for the hatch. You can get two hatches plus some dash boards from one half sheet. Original wood on the dash was half inch. Maybe you could split the cost with somebody on this site that also needs the plywood.

Time involved is alot more of a consideration from my perspective anyway. Ended up putting 10 coats of varnish on all of the wood that I refinished. 20 days just in varnishing when you do one side at a time. Not that it was 20 full days - couple hours a day anyway. The end result was worth it. Going to try to post some pictures soon.

Cost of wood probably varies by location and availability. I found some 6/4 mahogany that a gentleman had up in his garage for about 20 years. Had to give him 3.50 per board foot. He did me a favor.

Nothing hard about any of it. Take your time. Something about cruising in a boat that you've done all the work on yourself. It's pretty satisfying when you start getting some compliments.


Cicada posted 08-20-2003 09:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for Cicada  Send Email to Cicada     
Oops. 5/4 Mahogany.
joenewton posted 08-22-2003 07:59 AM ET (US)     Profile for joenewton  Send Email to joenewton     
I have just replaced the aft-seat on my 15ft whaler and have also had a new anchor hatch-cover made. Both were milled using Mahogany, the seat has a 1/4 inch thickness added and the hatch has support-braces. $230.00 the cost but I did the varnishing. Some bucks, but the wood is brand new and looks great!
DaveNJ posted 08-22-2003 10:26 AM ET (US)     Profile for DaveNJ  Send Email to DaveNJ     
When I did my 13', I spent about $175 for all the wood. I bought rough and planed down myself. Figure in about $40 for miscellaneous sandpaper, tack rags, sealer, varnish, and maybe another $10 for new stainless screws, finish washers, etc.

jshell posted 08-22-2003 12:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for jshell  Send Email to jshell     
Thanks for the info. I can't wait to get started on my new whaler.

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