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Tranquillity Base needs new eyebrows, no doubt about it. The current ones are teak. I went to Smoots lumber to see about 1" half round teak, and they didn't have it. They said they'd have to order the wood and mill it. Call me with a quote, said I, and it was a good thing! $520 is what they wanted. I said no.
I started thinking about alternative woods to use. I thought about cedar siding, and thought it would be a good choice. I found that Lowe's offers 16' by 1" x 4" clear western red cedar for under $10 a board. Wow. I'm thinking the darker red part should look a lot like teak when I finish it. I found some cedar bungs on line too, and at a reasonable price.
Question 1: Will cedar look good and last? I finish all my exterior wood with 3 coats of Cetol Natural followed by one coat of Cetol gloss.
Question 2: What should I use (besides screws) to secure the wood to the cabin house and seal it to prevent water penetration? One of the polysulfides? Does anyone have product recommendations?
T. P. Donnelly
S/V Tranquility Base
1984 Islander 30 Bahama
Last edited by dacap06; 05-02-2012 at 10:14 PM.