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Re: Redwood Strips
By:Dean Trexel
Date: 9/9/2001, 6:28 pm
In Response To: Redwood Strips (Steve M.)

I haven't used redwood myself, but other builders here have and will probably recommend it. Redwood is slightly heavier and slightly stronger than most cedars. A boat built of all redwood would weigh only about 1# more than an all-cedar one. If you like perusing technical data, you can check out some wood properties courtesy of the US forest products lab:

I've read that redwood has a tendency to darken with sun exposure and/or age, so expect your kayak to darken over time.

Another thought: Scratches on the hull show up light, whether it's just a scrape/rub in the varnish or stressing of the fiberglass cloth. The lighter the hull, the less scratches show. (this is why most productions kayaks have white hulls, too)


Messages In This Thread

Redwood Strips
Steve M. -- 9/9/2001, 5:27 pm
Re: Redwood Strips
Pete Rudie -- 9/12/2001, 1:16 pm
Re: Redwood Strips
Pete Rudie -- 9/12/2001, 1:14 pm
Re: Redwood Strips
Roger Nuffer -- 9/11/2001, 7:29 pm
Re: Redwood Strips - great! *Pic*
Ross Leidy -- 9/9/2001, 11:24 pm
Re: Redwood one good wood
!RUSS -- 9/9/2001, 8:12 pm
Re: Redwood Strips *Pic*
Mike Nicholson -- 9/9/2001, 7:32 pm
Re: Redwood Strips
Dean Trexel -- 9/9/2001, 6:28 pm
Re: Redwood Strips
Russell Brown -- 9/9/2001, 7:43 pm