Miscellaneous Rumbles

odd request. need to find vintage aluminum boat forum.

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Yup, it's silly but I have an old Elgin flat bottom boat and I need help with the restoration. I believe it's pre-WW 2. I need to know what wood was used for the trim and decking. I would also like to find decals for it. The wood is so rotted that I can't tell what it is.

I know, boats on a guitar forum. I searched the interweb and found nothing useful. I figured someone round here might have an idea.

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Possibly white oak, rather than teak. These are basic work boats; made in USA, likely with local (i.e. economical) materials as much as possible.

Don't use red oak; white oak is more rot-resistant.

Here's a relevant link to a thread on the forum that Afire suggested above:

gunwale rebuild

5

I think the vintage aluminum boat forum is right next to the rotary phone forum and the manual typewriter forum.

7

If the were sold by Sears, are they in old catalogues?

There must be other ways to identify the wood.


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