Re: spotted gum what kind!!
Green, air dried or KD, Spotted Gum will need steaming to be persuaded to take any kind of curve of significance. As far as deck hatches and other bits and bobs will also be good in SG. Just make sure you get quarter sawn stock to use.
I'm thinking of using some from my stash for a moulded sheer strake on my Dragon.
The Carmen really is an Australian classic and I'm very glad that someone out there is looking after our floating heritage.
Looking forward to seeing some pictures of her Paul.
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