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Re: Redwood Strips
By:Russell Brown
Date: 9/9/2001, 7:43 pm
In Response To: Re: Redwood Strips (Dean Trexel)

: 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.
Steve We have two expidition singels under construction at this time the strips are made of red wood I cut from old pen stock boards. The boards are a concave shape when I got them about 3inch thick and 6 plus wide. The wood was a top grade of red wood maybe 40 to 50 years ago? It is soom of the best red wood I have seen. I it is a little heavy I will make do!!!!!!!!!!!.
Best of luck Russ.
: 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)

: Dean

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