OAK OR MAHOGANY?

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Williamr341
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OAK OR MAHOGANY?

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Could you please help. I am about to order wood for my Zip. Which would you choose for the frames, chines, sheers? Oak or Mahogany. I would appreciate your advice. :roll:
Moneypenny UK

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Post by Bill Edmundson »

William,

There is a issue of oak in saltwater having a reaction with plastics (epoxy).

For a boat the size of the zip there will be little difference in price. Go with mahogany.

By the time you finish, the difference in the cost of the frames will not be significant.

Bill
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Williamr341
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Thanks Bill, I tend to agree.
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I just noticed your location.

My wife has named the boat I'm working on the "Lola Moneypenny".

Bill
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Williamr341
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Oak or Mahogany

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Hi Bill
My mother's maiden name was Moneypenny, so she was the real Miss Moneypenny!!
William R
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