starboard

fishtheclassic

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Nomad
1. starboard

I am consideriding replacing my old teak stern railing using Starboard. The plan is to laminate two pieces together lapping the corners and routing a edge detail. The mounting would be on top of the existing stantions. Downriggers and flush rod holders would be installed on the new railing. The thickness will be 1 1/2" thick x 7" to 8" wide. Any suggestions? Thank's in advance
Date: 22:35 on 12-01-2002

Leprechaun
premium member in standard member. 2. Re:starboard

last updated (4) date: 00:04 on 12-02-2002
The issue there will be that Starboard cannot be laminated or glued together with any adhesive commonly available. Its molecularly related to teflon and really is a type of UV-stabilized HDPE or High Density Polyethylene.
It can be screwed or bolted together quite well though and if you shoot those binding screws in from the bottom of the rail and countersink them, they will be relatively hard to see. And hold like hell in that material.

Here's a related thread from another board that includes a post I wrote that is peripherally relevant:

http://www.sport-fish-info.com/dcforum/cgibin/dcboard.cgi?az=read_count&om=13631&forum=private

Here's a bunch of info from another board:

http://www.wmi.org/sql_messages_htm...12080&ini=d:\asp_ini\boating_3way.ini&no_nav=

http://www.wmi.org/sql_messages_htm...24568&ini=d:\asp_ini\boating_3way.ini&no_nav=

http://www.wmi.org/sql_messages_htm...22662&ini=d:\asp_ini\boating_3way.ini&no_nav=

http://www.wmi.org/sql_messages_htm...18062&ini=d:\asp_ini\boating_3way.ini&no_nav=

http://www.wmi.org/sql_messages_htm...17746&ini=d:\asp_ini\boating_3way.ini&no_nav=

http://www.wmi.org/sql_messages_htm...17683&ini=d:\asp_ini\boating_3way.ini&no_nav=


Man that old wmi.org board was just the best on the net at one time, long ago.

Cyber-met Gavin there. We had, um, similar tastes in boats. We spent alot of time there edu-ma-cating dopey outboard lovers on the merits of 4-cycle inboards.

This board is largely the result of Gavin's tiring of 'splaining things to those who would not listen.

rgds, Leprechaun


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Date: 23:57 on 12-01-2002

Nomad
3. Re:starboard

Thank's for the info Lep. Countersunk screws it will be.
Date: 21:16 on 12-03-2002

Prior Engagement
premium member in standard member. 4. Re:starboard

Why not replace with SS? Just a thought .....
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Mike N.
Date: 22:52 on 12-03-2002

Nomad
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Prior Engagement (12-03-2002 22:52):Why not replace with SS? Just a thought .....
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I'm a finish carpender and Starboard would be the material of choice for me. I would not have the foggiest idea of how to begin working S.S. Great idea just out of my league.
Date: 21:30 on 12-04-2002

otto22
normal member in standard member. 6. Re:Re:Re:starboard

I was in Florida this past October and some of the used boat dealers were replacing teak with starboard looks Ok
Why not look into TREX works like wood, cuts like wood, and comes in dimensional sizes and various colors. Check out the site at: www.trex.com.
Date: 16:11 on 12-05-2002

Nomad
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otto22 (12-05-2002 16:11):I was in Florida this past October and some of the used boat dealers were replacing teak with starboard looks Ok Why not look into TREX works like wood, cuts like wood, and comes in dimensional sizes and various colors. Check out the site at: www.trex.com.
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I have used trex in the course of my work and found that it tends to sag between deck joist expecially if exposed to the sun. You're suggestion is appreciated.
Date: 18:02 on 12-05-2002

the rock
8. Re:starboard

3M makes a 2 part epoxy adhesive for polymers, including starboard. I use it all the time. Part number #DP-8005 (white)
You will also need a appilicator gun, mixing nozzles. and plunger. This can be purchased at boatus or west marine supply, it's half the price at grainger's ind supply. www.grainger.com
 


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