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Binnacle
10-23-2001, 08:56 AM
Morning all you woodenboat aficianados (SP?).
I'm wondering of any of you might have an idea where I might find a source of leftover/old/salvage teak for some hatch planking on my Friendship sloop.
I live 2 miles from Foxwoods casino in Preston CT , and work in NY Harbor , so anywhere in New England would be within reach.
Also am looking for a Northstar 941X DGPS.
Appreciate any idea's.
"Binnacle"

paladin
10-23-2001, 10:00 AM
I dunno about up there where you izzz, but a short while back I bought 4 solid teak desks from a company going outta business in the D.C. area for 50 bucks each...but they are now other things.....

skuthorp
01-29-2002, 03:54 AM
Over here in Aus a good source of reclaimed teak has been wrecked wooden railway cariages, but these may have been British or Indian built in the first place.

rbgarr
01-29-2002, 05:07 PM
Have you tried Mystic Seaport, the Coast Guard Academy, Dodson's Boatyard in Stonington, or Persson's Boatyard in Old Saybrook? They may have cast-off pieces from repair jobs they'd sell you. Can't tell how much or what size teak you're looking for.

Bob Cleek
02-13-2002, 03:49 AM
A lot of good lumberyards, particularly those that handle trim and molding stock, will have some teak planking in stock, or can order it for you. Figure to pay around $18 a BF for it retail, but you aren't needing that much, so it shouldn't be unbearable. If you are around the docks, you might keep an eye open for some pallets off of an Indian or SE Asian cargo. Believe it or not, they sometimes do use crap teak for pallets there. You don't see too much of it nowdays, though, since everything comes in intermodal containers.