View Full Version : IpÍ? Twin Cities?
07-01-2009, 08:15 AM
I need to replace the teak hatch slides on my 1980 fglass <gasp> boat. Since I can't get teak locally, I've been investigating possible alternatives. IpÍ seems like a viable option if I can find it. I expect I'm more likely to find it in the sort of dimensions I need than teak. I'm sure it'll be more affordable than teak, too.
Has anyone used it? How does it take varnish? Would any of the Upper Midwest Elbow Benders have any suggestions for sources? I tried Google but didn't have much luck.
Elmo Lumber & Plywood
3481 Laverne Ave N
Lake Elmo, MN 55042
sometimes has teak, too.
Youngblood Lumber sometimes has exotics, too. Link (http://www.youngbloodlumber.com/)
07-01-2009, 06:13 PM
One more vote for Youngblood. They'll mill to size for you as well.
07-01-2009, 06:40 PM
Youngblood should have teak, Lake Elmo Lumber is no longer in business.
Lake Elmo Lumber is no longer in business.
:( I did not know that. :(
07-01-2009, 06:58 PM
what sort of dimensions are we talking here?
07-01-2009, 07:31 PM
Thanks for the suggestions fellows.
TimmS, I think I'll need a couple of pieces about 3" square by a wee bit more than 6' long. It would be nice to be able to get stuff I don't need to laminate for thickness but I expect I'll be gluing it up anyway.
07-01-2009, 07:40 PM
We used a bunch of Epe scavanged from a boardwalk for all kinds of things on a boat I worked on. I took varnish just fine.
07-01-2009, 07:55 PM
Thanks for that.
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