Old growth lumber stored in 1913 by Teddy Roosevelt (underwater). Ok, maybe not exactly stored, but flooded in the building of the Panama Canal, and now being recovered and sold.
Probably a bit expensive to build a hull out of (although certainly rot resistant if its been underwater this long), but for some trim piece or something?
It’s being harvested/reclaimed by a Canadian company, Coast Eco Timber (using hydraulic chain saws) and is available from Bow River Speciality Woods priced at $11-13/bf
A recent post on Duckworks Magazine’s mailing lists points to a new underlayment material named IntegraPlyâ„¢ (scroll down a ways). Exterior glue, hardwood, minimal voids, and the poster says that he saw it for around $15.00 being sold for underlayment. Might be just the thing for your small craft build.
Some of the other products on that page look interesting too… birch faced ply, etc. You might remember that I used MDO for my hull and cabin side build (and have so far been very pleased), so alternatives to traditional marine ply are something I keep my eye on.
A recent posting in the Electric Boats mailing list pointed me to the Mars Electric LLC site. They are offering various electric motors, controllers and other items including the Parsun Electric Outboard Motors.
Apparently they took a lot of the same design as the Briggs and Stratton Electric Outboard (which has been out of production for a while) and made a similar unit.
It’s always a pleasure to have something good to write about a vendor you deal with. Excellent customer service can mean so much these days.
If you recall, I ordered some more epoxy from U.S. Composites the other day. Well, when it arrived last Friday I was busy and didn’t get around to opening it. Sunday evening I opened the box and found that the gallon of resin had sprung a leak. The jug itself was leaking (split a seam I think)… the lid was still tight and well sealed (plug, screw on lid and tape).
The entire shipment was sealed in a heavy plastic bag that had contained the spill, although everything else was fairly well covered in goo. One nice thing was that most of the small stuff (fiberglass roller, pumps) were in their own bags, so they were ok.
Well, now I had a rather expensive mess. I called them Monday morning and was promptly greeted with apologies and offers to send replacement containers for any that were too messy to use. Absolutely no question about sending a replacement jug of resin.
I declined the kind offer of new bottles and they were going to ship the other. It came today, well packed in packing peanuts and just what I ordered.
Thanks for a good recovery! Visit U.S. Composites and check out their supplies.