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Starboard vs. plastic cutting board
I was thinking about making a little assembly that would mount in the cockpit that would hold my removable shifter handle. I want it to be white plastic. Starboard seemed like an obvious choice. But, being the cheapskate that I am, I wondered if I could just grab a white cutting board out of the kitchen and chop it up. The starboard would cost twice as much as a new plastic cutting board, but, I would use so little material, it wouldn't make much difference. So, to my question: Would the plastic cutting board degrade significantly enough in the sun that it would be a bad choice? Material scientists and cheapskates please chime in (especially cheapskate material scientists).