View Full Version : Is this suitable deck timber?

Byron Douglas
08-22-2006, 06:23 AM
Hi All,
I am in Australia and restoring a 21ft couta boat - a 60 year old open cockpit traditional fishing boat. I am about to start on redecking the boat (on plywood) and can purchase some New Guinea Rosewood (pterocarpus indicus??) and was wondering if it is suitable. I know it is used in marine applications but not sure about decking - any thoughts on the suitability of NG rosewood for decks??

08-22-2006, 06:34 AM
Solid or glued on strip ?

Byron Douglas
08-22-2006, 06:59 AM
I have 7mm plywood as a subdeck and then plan to use 12mm x 75mm (1/2" x 3") rosewood as a deck screwed on to frames with synthetic caulking? (that black goos stuff) in between the planks.