IPE or other tropical hardwood. I have a piece of tigerwood on my deck for
the last year and a half and it doesn't show any aging. The hardwood
flooring finish has UV worn off with the snow and rain but the wood is not
wetter or softer. It's absorbancy rate is next to zero.
I have a Lund boat, which is just an aluminum boat with interior console and
bench seats, pedestal driver seat, all aluminum, but with marine plywood
tops. I want to replace some of the plywood, and build a little wood tops
and railings and dashboard here and there.
Can anyone refer me to a wood that is good for marine, costs reasonable, and
looks good? Or should I just go with a good marine grade 3/4" plywood, and
gusset everything, stain and seal heavily?
For the bench seats, I will probably be using marine plywood, about 12 to 18
square foot. Instrument board, about 2-3 square feet. Front pedestal and
hatch, about 6-8 square feet.