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    Default row boat seat lumber

    I just purchased a small row boat that needs new wooden seats; any thoughts on a lumber species to use? And a finish??Thanks!

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    Default Re: row boat seat lumber

    Hi Mister Howell,Most boats use teak wood for seats. If you can't find that, marine grade ply will work.Good luck!Josh

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    Default Re: row boat seat lumber

    Instead of marine ply, check out star board. It'll cost more, but you'll never have to replace it. You work with it just like plywood. http://www.tacomarine.com/diypages/starboard.asp http://www.kingstarboard.com/starboard.htm

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    Default Re: row boat seat lumber

    MSI, what do you know about this stuff. There are no details re strength, weight, adhesion to epoxy resin, cost etc.Is it suitable for flooring replacement?

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    Default Re: row boat seat lumber

    Hi Mister HowellWelcome to IBOATS and this will most likely get moved to project boats and backyard building so look there If the seats are to be fiberglassed in or covered with paint AC exterior plywood should work just fine also. People here will need to know a little more about your project.(see guys no remarks about MaryAnne or Ginger) Boomyal http://www.tacomarine.com/support/St..._starboard.htm

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    Default Re: row boat seat lumber

    Depending on how much you want to spend.Mahogany would be the first choice if you were going to paint or polyurethane the seats.Starboard is expensive but you'll never have to worry about maintenance.Glassing over marine grade plywood would be the least expensive.

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    Default Re: row boat seat lumber

    I haven't used star board yet, but I did talk to Taco about it. They said treat it like you would plywood. Use wood tools - drils and saws. Don't try to go a long unsupported span - just like ply. Thing is, it will never rot. I'll be using it to rebuild my seat bottoms and backs this off-season. If you're not looking for that wood grain look, I'd use this. http://www.iboats.com/mall/index.cgi?keywords=starboard

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