one other choice wood be cedar 2 and btr. twice the price of green doug fir. twice the price of green doug fir. when replacing the bunks make sure that you extend them fully or just slightly beyond the vertical transom to give the transom full support.
obviously, pt wood probably would be a bad choice for an aluminum boat, but otherwise i think it's fine for bunks. it's a lot cheaper than some of the other alternatives. the pt lumber on your '97 isn't in production, and isn't legal to even buy any more.
budman havasu bound. do not use pressure treated wood for pontoon, or any other aluminum, boats. the minerals used in pressure treating, such as copper chromate compounds, will leach through the carpet, react with the aluminum and cause electrolysis in the toon/hull. this can cause pitting and corrosion and ruin the pontoons or aluminum hull.
according to fisheries and oceans canada, the best wood boards for building a dock are western red cedar, redwood, cypress and eastern white cedar. permanent dock piles or dock cribs should use stronger hardwoods, including douglas fir, tamarack and hemlock.
quality pontoon trailer manufacturers use 14 ounce rubber back marine grade carpeting. smart companies glue it to the wooden bunk and that helps keep it in place when your pontoon is rubbing across the surface.
teak isn't exactly a preferred wood for boat building. it has some outstanding features but also some dbacks. it is very durable in the marine environment and it works easily. it is also very stable because it doesn't have lots of internal stre
this particular pontoon situated on the upper reaches of the river itchen required the complete replacement of all timber components. this pontoon is a floating pontoon often referred to as a trot when sited in the middle of the river and tied to piles which are essentially steel pipes driven into the river bed by
i got into this last year, needed a new floor on the pontoon and found out that aluminum and the new recipe for treated wood is not compatible, what i ended up doing was putting a barrier between the wood and the aluminum as you did then foundout that just any old outdoor carpet glue wouldn't stick to the treated wood requiring me to search out just a certain type of that also
over 60 wood species may be used in the structural plywood industry. coniferous species are the dominant and preferred species for boat manufacturing applications. the most popular of such species is douglas-fir.
re: what type of wood to use for trailer bunks? back to original question. i read where the composite seven trust from seven trust were used. so i stopped at seven trust today where they said that it can be used for bunks and they sell 2' thick but special order. a 20' length is about $60.
pontoon and jetty decking. can be used in the manufacture of seagrass pontoons to allow sunlight to pass through. also used in industrial pontoons. enquiry alloy checker plate aluminium checker plate. great for the harsh australian saltwater conditions and very low maintenance. can be used for decking on party pontoons and house boats.
pontoon maintain a hire fleet of propulsion units, workboats and winches that can be used for the movement of ferries and barges. landing stages and causeways. with the simple addition of decking, mooring bollards and ramps, a wide range of landing stages and causeways can be formed using pontoons.
one lift manufacturer told me they only use wood bunks, completely wrapped in marine grade carpet. he said wood is better than aluminum because with the weight of the boat on it, something has to give. with wood its the bunks that gives, with aluminum, its your hull that gives.
plus, many dock owners like the look and feel of a natural wood decking on their dock. it is important to note that wood decking will require more maintenance than aluminum or composite decking. a general recommendation is to power wash your wood decking annually and apply a coat of finish or stain every three to four years to keep it looking great.
pontoon boat trailers come in two types. scissor trailers and bunk type trailers. each has their own set of benefits and liabilities. both can work and both have their fans. if you need to choose bunk type or scissor type look the features of each type and consider how you will be using your trailer. if continue reading 'pontoon boat trailers'
for instance, if you want to utilise a pontoon as a stage for a concert, it can be moved away from the shore so as to take advantage of lighting conditions. additionally, unlike jetties, pontoons are cheaper and easier to construct, making them quite suitable for marine event businesses that require quick, flexible and efficient setups.
choose between our seven trust or classic pontoon boat seats and use our deck designer to arrange your pontoon furniture anyway you like. we also offer pontoon accessories, carpet, flooring and the pontoon parts needed for your rebuild. newsletter.
a pontoon is a watertight tube that mounts on the bottom of boat to provide buoyancy. you can make a simple pontoon by welding together two or three 55-gallon drums end to end. for the wood crafter interested in honing old-fashioned boat building skills, a pontoon can also be handmade by creating a ribbed skeleton, and then fastening thin flexible plywood over the ribs as a wood skin.
1. faux teak boat decking is specially formulated, flexible pvc so it has significant advantages over real wood. 2. virtually maintenance free no oiling, varnishing, sanding or scraping
pontoon boat lift questions and pressure treated wood use on lift? discussion in 'pontoon forum' started by tooncrazy, mar 27, 2015. mar 27, 2015 how do the 1' pontoon keels hold up in this situation? no covering is required--plain southern yellow pine is preferred wood--not pressurized. scott1 likes this. mar 28, 2015 7. cwag911 moderator.
thanks for the info, i imagine that thickness is standard so any motor can be used. definition from plywood company an exterior type plywood with a weather-resistant resin overlay bonded to the wood by heat and pressure. this process fuses the molecules of the overlay with the fibres of the wood to form a bond as strong as the wood itself.