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Wood on a 15 supersport
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posted 12-09-2003 06:47 PM ET (US)
I am refinishing the wood on my '85 15 supersport. I am assuming it is all teak, but the coloring is drastically different from the console to the sideboards. Some actually looks like mahogany, very red, the rest is very blond.
Also has anyone ever replaced the veneer plywood anchor locker with solid mine id dalaminating. I am afraid it may bow after while.
posted 12-09-2003 06:55 PM ET (US)
All of your wood was mahogany when new, MichiganWhaler. The "blondeness" could be UV bleaching.
I have replaced several front locker covers with solid wood; mahogany in one 13 and my 11, and Teak in my Outrage 18 (now GEP's). I recommend it.
Red sky at night. . .
posted 12-09-2003 07:21 PM ET (US)
how can I confirm that it is all mahogany. I am second guessing myself, due to the vast color difference.
posted 12-09-2003 07:22 PM ET (US)
You'll find that when you sand down the blond wood it becomes red. The sun bleaches the heck out of it. Consumers Lumber on 7 Mile in Detroit has a good selection of mahogany lumber and plywood. Both the Okoume and Sapele plywood. Also teak etc. If you haven't been there it's worth the trip to go down and look.
Good luck with the refinish.
posted 12-09-2003 08:30 PM ET (US)
That's Public Lumber in Detroit. Sorry.
posted 01-02-2004 02:17 PM ET (US)
My original hatch cover was mahogany-faced plywood and I couldn't find a color match with new plywood, so I made a new hatch cover out of mahogany planks.
posted 01-06-2004 06:42 PM ET (US)
I had a new mahogany locker made for my 15ft this summer. The woodworker used lamanated three pieces of wood together and used two wood-braces under to prevent warping and add strength. Works great, cost $125.00
posted 01-07-2004 11:04 AM ET (US)
I personally like the front covers done in starboard.
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