Cruisers Forum

  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on Cruisers Forums. Advertise Here
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-06-2004, 05:54   #1
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Macatawa Michigan
Boat: Amanda Faye 61' Custom Irwin aftcockpit ketch
Posts: 1,415
Images: 106
teak and holly

I just drove 435 miles round trip for two sheets on half inch teak and holly plywood sole. That stuff is hard to find. I hear that the price on $179. per sheet is not bad.
irwinsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2004, 20:01   #2
Senior Cruiser
Alan Wheeler's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Marlborough Sounds. New Zealand
Boat: Hartley Tahitian 45ft. Leisure Lady
Posts: 8,038
Images: 102
Ouch. I have just rebuilt three teek hatches. But the Teak was so unbelievably expensive, used a Native NZ timber called Matia. IT was given to me after being milled from a log buried in a swamp for they reckon 10K years. Hard as nails and heavy, but did the job. The one hatch that had to have work done on the top, I replaced the damaged area with a Dark Polycarb sheet. I am about to replace all the capping and have been able to score free Jarra. Another very hard and dense timber. Quite Red in colour. The reason why not teak, well in NZ it has now reach $9000/cubic Metre.

For God so loved the world..........He didn't send a committee.
Alan Wheeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2004, 20:27   #3
Registered User
BC Mike's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Gabriola BC
Boat: Viking 33 Tanzer 8.5m Tanzer 22
Posts: 1,034
Images: 5

I think you mean Matai. For those that do not know the boat building wood is Kauri and sometimes Kahikatea, floor joists can be Rimu, a sacred tree is Totara and a few other woods are Taraire, Kohekohe, Pukatea, Tawa, Towai, Tanekaha, Rewarewa, Tawhai and Mangeao and the good old chippies new them all. Used to be you could get marine plywood in a wide variety of native woods but I doubt you can today. They stopped logging Kauri about 1969.
BC Mike C
BC Mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2004, 21:27   #4
Registered User
delmarrey's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Philippines
Boat: Itís in French Polynesia now
Posts: 11,225
Images: 122

I have a friend here that has a boat built completely of Kauri (from NZ of course). It's beautiful and I have some pictures, if interested. He had to cut up his dinning table to make some matching hatch frames.
Kauri is now being planted on tree farms. I believe the artical said it was in Japan.
delmarrey is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
teak and holly soul. irwinsailor Construction, Maintenance & Refit 12 17-08-2007 07:22

Advertise Here

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:02.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.