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Old 06-07-2006
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Why make it out of plastic?

You could make one out of wood easily. I think it would look nice too.

You can get oak plywood at the home improvement store. While it won't be quite as nice as teak or mahogany, it's relatively cheap and easy to find. I made new hatch slide rails out of oak on my last boat and they looked and worked great The USS Constitution is made of oak.

Soft woods like pine are unsuitable for marine uses. Don't ask me why, I read it somewhere. I think it's because they won't hold a screw and suck water like a sponge.
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