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Re: Console Add-on

Post by Capt UB » Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:13 pm

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Thank you both for the offer. As a last ditch effort, I checked Lowe's in Clearwater and they carried 2'x4' sheets of Laun (Lauan?). Picked up what I needed and brought my boat to the house (have to store it elsewhere). Now, if I could just get the rain to stop, I could make some progress.

It's not waterproof! Don't use it.....


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Re: Console Add-on

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:19 am

Here is an article that may be helpful.
https://www.christinedemerchant.com/mar ... rades.html
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Re: Console Add-on

Post by cape man » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:30 pm

It's not waterproof! Don't use it.....
If sealed in epoxy and glass (as stated and planned) it will be waterproof.
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Re: Console Add-on

Post by Capt UB » Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:40 pm

cape man wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:30 pm
It's not waterproof! Don't use it.....
If sealed in epoxy and glass (as stated and planned) it will be waterproof.
True, I just don't like the "Todays Lauan".
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Re: Console Add-on

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:18 pm

What wood is waterproof before it is sealed or treated? I know there are a few woods that are dense enough not to float but isn't all wood porous? I understand that because of it having tight grain and stuff it absorbs water slower and doesn't expand or shrink as much but what do you define as waterproof?
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Re: Console Add-on

Post by topwater » Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:42 am

I think he means not waterproof glue.
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Re: Console Add-on

Post by Capt UB » Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:48 am

topwater wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 6:42 am
I think he means not waterproof glue.

Right.

I have small pieces of scrap marine ply laying in the bushes that have not come apart, maybe a year and a half laying out there. No sealer or epoxy on them. Yet the Lowes EXT. AC I used on a deck table was sealed and is coming apart at the sides! I did that at the end of the summer. My boats get marine ply only. Pay now or pay later!
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Re: Console Add-on

Post by FL_Joel » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:13 pm

Well, it's too late as I have already formed up most of what I am building. As previously stated, this add-on will be coated/glassed. I don't want to spend too much on this work since the entire console may be replaced if I switch to an outboard in the future (currently an I/O with a split/clamshell console). Rest assured that I will use quality marine ply when I build my LM18.

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Re: Console Add-on

Post by cape man » Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:32 am

Build on!
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Re: Console Add-on

Post by Capt UB » Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:37 am

cape man wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 5:32 am
Build on!
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