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Old 01-04-2014, 16:32   #16
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Re: Bulkheads... how bout using some 3/4" red-oak?

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Yes but it may crack. Strong like steel but brittle.
13/16" board... The stuff is beautiful ... But maybe not fo bheads
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Old 01-04-2014, 16:41   #17
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Re: Bulkheads... how bout using some 3/4" red-oak?

You are better off using some type of plywood. Using a plank of some sort, will more than likely be subject to expansion and contraction due to moisture and temperature. If you go online, their are numerous sources for partial sheets of veneered marine grade plywood. It would be unfortunate to do a artful install of your bulk head, then a few days later finding that it expanded, and created a hard spot on the hull.
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Old 01-04-2014, 18:42   #18
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Re: Bulkheads... how bout using some 3/4" red-oak?

Beautiful dreams die hard... I'm gonna use the p-word.... Lam it with someting... Really wanted to have the only Q24 with Purpleheart bulkheads, oh well, big sigh...

Now for my next cockamamie idea!
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I want to harvest it in 8' pieces, have it milled to planks & install it on the interior of the hull!
Pretty cool aye?
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Re: Bulkheads... how bout using some 3/4" red-oak?

I dont have any ties to these guys, except being a very happy customer. They have a lot of purpleheart in stock. www.bellforestproducts.com I have used over 200 board feet from them this year.
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Re: Bulkheads... how bout using some 3/4" red-oak?

Use high quality marine plywood only, like Bruynzeel.
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