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roofer posted 09-05-2002 03:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for roofer   Send Email to roofer  

I have been thinking about adding some teak to my 2000 18ft outrage, in order to have my boat take on more of a classic whaler look.

1) does anyone think this is a bad idea?
2) how much teak and where would you suggest?
3) I have spoken to the owner of Excelsiorbay wood co, He has explained the issues he has had in the past with delivery times, I am comfortable with what he told me and his current staffing. Does anyone have any comments on his quality?
4) Are there specific issues or concerns that I should worry about when doing modifications such as this.

David Ratusnik posted 09-09-2002 07:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
roofer- My response is partially to stim discussion.

My 22'OR '86 is loaded with teak in the gunwales and center console. It works for the boat and me. Butttttt---

toooo add it in a late model Whaler costs $$$$'s. Boating is expensive. So many other aspects of the boat costs dollars today or down the road, I just think keeping your dollars back to pay for more important boating needs makes more sense.

.03 You may be the perfect candidate for a mooooore classic Whaler, out of the '80s. If so, sell the "late model" and go for a classic with heavy teak at less than half the dollars. .03 David

lhg posted 09-10-2002 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
For a while, on some of the Meridian era Outrages, circa 94-96, 21' & 24', you could order a teak gunwale package upgrade. I guess they were trying to restore some of the Classic Whaler look.

I happened to see one of these at a Dealership, but never thought it looked right, both because of the oiled teak color against the white (rather than desert tan) glass, and because it simply was piled on top of the regular glass gunwales, rather than substituted for them like the Classics. On a white boat, I think teak looks best with the fresh sanded, un-oiled look, like they do on the big sport fisherman stern gunwales.

I would think that adding teak to one of the later Outrages would need some careful design planning to make it look right.

hooter posted 09-12-2002 09:55 AM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Lez assume you's got a RPS already, but wid dat ugly plastic seat back. Larry & Tom did a beautiful scientific job'a cyferin' da cost of a new woody RPS ova in da OEM section jest de otha' day, bout $1,200 all in, only $250 fer da teak back. Smarter'n a tree FULLa owls, those two. Ah'd consider it nuts to try an' put wood gunnel caps atop those glass ones, so yer jest talkin' 'bout two louver doors, mebbe a extinguisher pocket, yer seat back, and some floor trim fer da console an' sump cover. Ah don't tink yer talkin' more'n a grand all in. Seems you'd wind up wid a purdier 18' widout coffin' up yer last dollar. Iffin yer bride don't kick too hard fer ya spendin' money dat way, Ah LIKES it. If all she usually does in dese circumstances is chase you round da house fer a while wid dat damn rubba flip flop, wack wackin' ya ever where she can, then Ah says GO fer it!
David Ratusnik posted 09-12-2002 02:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
H'er- ha ta be from Loooziana or a''lst LA. Taut Lo'er Bama but tern aut ta be Loooziana.
David Ratusnik posted 09-12-2002 02:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Wanted to hit CLEAR FIELDS -- messed up and hit SUBMIT.
David Ratusnik posted 09-12-2002 02:47 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
Sorry, I was practicing to see if I could duplicate hooter.
hooter posted 09-12-2002 03:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for hooter    
Davie, keep dat up an' Ah'm sendin' mah bride after ya wid her FLIP flop! Hope ya can scamper quick.
David Ratusnik posted 09-12-2002 04:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Ratusnik  Send Email to David Ratusnik     
LOL- Love ya
roofer posted 09-13-2002 09:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for roofer  Send Email to roofer     
I lived in New Orleans for 5 yrs so I appreacite the sweet sounds of the south even if only heard while reading in my head.

thanks for the replies, I have some stuff to think about with this project but I also have all winter to do it. December doesn't feel nearly as warm in the midwest as it does in New Awlins!!!

Swellmonster posted 09-15-2002 11:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
Im a bit puzzled.
I have my late model whaler with no wood.
Had boat before with teak and found it to be just another maintenance issue.
I like the shoot and scoot, spray and play appeal!
Swellmonster posted 09-15-2002 11:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
I also wonder why some people lower their Escalades and put 22's on em too.....

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