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    Default Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    Hi,

    If you were located in the North East (North America), any wood recommendations for a rail cap on a ~50ft, 25 Ton sailboat ?
    I'm guessing it would be choice between eastern white cedar, eastern white pine or white oak. Any other thoughts ?

    Thanks,
    Mark

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    Default Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    Is it a fine yacht or a funky cruiser?
    Varnished or will you be dragging dingys over it?
    I do not think the 3 woods you mentioned would be at the top of any list.
    Some fake mahogany, Khaya ,something like that. Or a hardwood used for home decking.

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    Default Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    If you want local wood,cherry and tamarack(larch) are good candidates.
    R
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    Default Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    Hi wizbang,

    Working boat, painted.

    Mark

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    Default Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    Best choice , Iroko. False teak. Has a little more grain than teak. Half the price. Looks great weather you varnish it or leave it natural and clean it once a year. won't rot and can take a beating. used it for new rails on my bristol 30 still looks good after 10 years. probably not a soft wood. Oak will turn black or rot unless painted or treated well.
    Last edited by David Satter; 10-12-2017 at 08:04 AM.

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    Default Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    Yes, Iroko be at the top of my list. Better than teak, if you plan on using epoxy .

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    Yes , if your gluing the Iroko you'll have to use epoxy.

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    Last edited by David Satter; 10-12-2017 at 09:49 AM.

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    Default Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    I second the BL. Awesome stuff if you can find it. If you find a bunch then decide you don't want it, I'm sure I could find a use for it.
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    Default Re: Rail Cap Wood Recommendation

    Teak.....$35.00-$45.00 Bd Ft
    Locust..$ 3.00 - $4.50 Bd Ft
    ....Approximately...!!
    Just sayin'

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