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I have used both Home depot and Lowes PVC trim boards on various properties over the past 10 years. Both still show no indication of chalking or any UV damage, painted or unpainted.

The Lowes material costs more but is solid PVC and can be milled and edge finished. The Home depot material is a low density and only surface finished, milling produces an edge that requires filling and painting, so is best used where an edge is not exposed.

Both products have limited structural properties and will deflect with horizontal clear spans more than 12", or vertical clear spans more than 16".

Both can be glued with polyurethane glues or PVC pipe glue.

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thanks gentlemen! The pvc easy to get here locally if I get it. I do have mahogany and some teak even and it goes without saying I do love the look of well finished wood on my boat.
The "hatch" will be about 8 X 14 or 16 and have 3/4 radius rounded corners and top frame I will use clear plexi on this also. I was thinking "butterfly" hinged in the middle but that may mean water leaks.

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denise, some of it can be painted or stained. Some is 100% plastic, some is a plastic-and-sawdust mix. They've all got pros and cons and they are all "floppy" compared to the stiffness of wood.

Sometimes you can also get ipe decking, 5/8" thick, aka "ironwood" and if someone has a split bundle a couple of pieces would be fairly cheap. (Way cheaper than teak.)
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Denise, check out Wooden boat Forum. There're a couple of threads on building single and butterfly hatches.

But be careful. If you spend too much time over there you'll start to think that building a boat is a good idea

http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...y-hatch-thread

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Thanks Jim! I am an avid member of WBF too. and that thread has inspired me.

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Thanks Jim! I am an avid member of WBF too. and that thread has inspired me.
Cool !

But I want to see pics of the finished hatch

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But Jim that's a winter project! lol I'm always on the prowl for free lumber. I still have a pile of Philippine mahogany from a bunch of display shelves one of my hvac clients had in his store "Pilothouse" in phila. And a whole mess of 1/4 underlayment that comes in handy for lot of mahogany like projects. I'm working on a serving tray/cutting board for that fits on the stove top of my galley. Years ago there was a millwork shop that a friend worked at and I'd get long live edges cut off high grade mahogany It made some lovely outwhales and seat frames on most of the canoes we built.

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Re: pvc "lumber"

There's a super glue used with PVC "lumber" called "Super" or "Red Hot" I don;t recall exactly. We used it a lot in exterior trim work with Azek and Koma board.

Another item of possible interest is that the two above can be heated and curved in either direction. It takes specific and even heat, along with a form to mold it around; but it is done all the time to mfgr arched trim.

I'm considering building a ventilator or hatch for the head out of it, so I'll watch this thread with interest

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But Jim that's a winter project! lol I'm always on the prowl for free lumber. I still have a pile of Philippine mahogany from a bunch of display shelves one of my hvac clients had in his store "Pilothouse" in phila. And a whole mess of 1/4 underlayment that comes in handy for lot of mahogany like projects. I'm working on a serving tray/cutting board for that fits on the stove top of my galley. Years ago there was a millwork shop that a friend worked at and I'd get long live edges cut off high grade mahogany It made some lovely outwhales and seat frames on most of the canoes we built.
Denise, I've got quite a back stock of wood too and I resolved to use up what I have around. This winter I did a bathroom vanity out of birch and wenge. Then I took the wall out between our kitchen and living room and built a bead board kitchen island from poplar with wrap around shelves. The island is painted to match our kitchen cabinets (built them too). This week I'll start gluing up the jatoba top.

Since the end is in sight on that project we were pulling out boards for the next round of furniture building this morning. Coffee table and end table out of a slab of natural edge waterfall bubinga with wenge legs; and a new coffee table for the family room from a gonalo alves board I found at Hearnes with some really wild grain, edged in fiddle back maple.

That's AFTER I finish the v-berth cabinets in figured cherry that Kathy wants for the boat that I never got to this winter.

Did I mention this is all using up wood I had in the back of my shop

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Here are the PVC spacers I made for two perko connectors. These are for the auto-tiller and the solar panel. Both are mounted in the stern deck and I wanted them raised so they're not submerged from runoff which sometimes pools back there.

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