RE: Weight of wood
I now know what was bothering me about that. Given weight of wood per board foot hovers around 3.5 lb. Some species, like Holly, are a bit more but Mahogany is less. Even Red Oak (which I abhore) is less than 3 lbs/bf. Given weight of water
is 8.4 per Imperial gallon.
The above is for solid wood, laminates and veeners would be far less in weight. Add fasteners, adhesives, mouldings, etc and the weight is far less than water
and associated plumbing
The weight of wood would be spread over the boat whereas water tankage is concentrated at specific location. Obviously in both cases the CG would be designed to an advantage.
, accessories, fluids, plumbing
, etc has not even yet been mentioned. However when you add all this together it seems the weight of even solid wood would be but a fraction of that of other systems.
Note: weight increase due to use of wood would equal the weight of wood minus the weight of material the wood replaces (plastic, Corian, etc)
Therefore, addition of even solid wood would not be a significant increase in total weight to boat such as Lagoon
Lastly, other than cabin sole
, I have not ever used solid wood in interior
finishes of pleasure boats.