I have a Lund 16' aluminum boat. It is not an expensive boat, not a teak
and mahogany cruiser.
I am going to redo some of the places on it where I think wood would be very
attractive, the vee at the bow where the trolling motor mounts, the
dashboard, and the long bench seat, which I will make a combination of wood,
and upholstered seats covering some of the wood, but letting some show.
Teak and mahogany are out. I am somewhat limited to what I can get at the
local Borg stores, which brings it down to cedar and redwood.
I plan on routing edges round, doing some decorative routing, staining, and
then some McClosky's or the like. I figure on sanding and sealing yearly,
but if it looks really sharp, it's worth it. It will be parked in the shade
when not in use, but not indoors.
What would you use for a practical marine wood? I'm thinking of using 2x8's
or 2x6's depending on what I need for the finished size, the important thing
being 1 1/2" thick. Which would weather better in a dry hot arid location
of the US? (intersection of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona)