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Old 12-29-2005, 07:43 PM   #1
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I'm looking for somthing to mount my guest 2 bank charger i bought, its getting mounted on the gunnell, but i'm want to "3m 5200" a piece of wood to the gunnell then screw the charger into it.

anyway target has a nice hardwood cutting board for $8.99 i can use. will it work, ?

teak is too much and may not hold as well with all the oil and starboard samething.

I'm wanting to use wood...and dont call me getho, thanks

http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html...sin=B000066BGD
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what kind of hardwood? some is good some is not.I've used purple heart , mahogany and a few others with sucess. have you considered some of the plastic woods that are out there?
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:54 PM   #3
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i added a link, the description says

kiln-dried from select hardwood, keeping it smoother longer. Attractive finish makes it at home in the kitchen or on the dining room table. Hand wash with warm soapy water
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Isn't there an eco-freindly, more econimical substitute for mahogany nowadays? Can't remember the name....
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:11 PM   #5
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looks like birch or maybe maple. I'd be a careful with a cutting board, I took one out to use to cut chum for bass,in no time(1 season) it was misshapen and coming apart where it was glued. but who knows if it was locked down well enough it might be ok?
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:15 PM   #6
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thanks north coast for the comments so far

location of guest charger, under gunnell

http://community.webshots.com/photo/...53500847arHWLo

Also if you guys ever one of these charger, the thing got some weight to it, plus all the bouncing the boat will take, i need to have it secure....

I also bought the quick connect port, so i'm already 168 into this project, so my mounting options needs to be cheap and effective....
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:20 PM   #7
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That cutting board will warp and twist in no time. Why not use a piece of Okume or Meranti Plywood that has been sealed?
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:26 PM   #8
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RI builder, never heard of the stuff, can i get it locally ?
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:34 PM   #9
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White oak is good for marine use (red oak will rot fairly quickly). Make sure you saturate it with boat building epoxy. You can probably get a piece pretty cheap at a lumber yard that sells hardwood. Mahogany is good too. Okume plywood would probably be better but you may have trouble finding a small piece and full sheet are very expensive.
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I think RI had some good suggestions, again. maybe look into some of the plastic stuff that's out there too.built a bunch of stuff on my boat with it ---impervious to water- U V ,doesn't dis- color,ETC..good stuff,--also ,you say this unit your mounting has some weight to it. you might want to also consider some screws instead of just 5200. although it is good stuff .i'd be a little nervous it wouldn't have the strength to hold it through a long run in 3 footers.
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http://glenl.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.ph...d98a63d667ea80

this is more for boatbuilding rather than accessories.

all I could google easily.
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RI builder, never heard of the stuff, can i get it locally ?
They are the two primary woods used in building wooden/composite boats. I would think you can get it locally in Tampa, but you will not need a full sheet. Ask around at local boating supply stores or ask a few boat yards where they source it from.
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5200 is fine for holding the board to the gunnel in 3 footers, by itself, with a 10 lb battery charger bolted to it, another matter ( rough it up with sand paper prolly 80 grit on the board and gunnel, use the whole tube of 5200, till it's coming out).

I once 5200'd about half a ton of lead ingots into the mezzanine of a brand new 60' sportfisher on the starboard side to compensate for a list. The boss handed me a case of 5200 and said "Use it like you didn't buy it", guess what, that lead is still there, cemented in 5200, prolly will never come out.
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It's not hardwood, but I'd opt for a piece of Cypress. I would also thru bolt the wood to the area you wand it. Then attach the charger with screw's.

redneck joe I belive your thinking of Ipe?
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forgot about cypress - go for it.
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Starboard!
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I'd hesitate to use a cutting board for that purpose because of the stresses. If you secure it at the 4 corners then the natural movment of the boat may work the joints. I know there are glues and adhesives that are stronger than the substrate but I'd just worry about it.

If you cant find a solid piece of wood (or synthetic material) to satisfy your needs I'd go with plywood. If this is going to be mounted in a fairly dry location you can probably get by with regular plywood instead of marine-grade.

You might be able to get a scrap piece of M/G plywood at one of your local boat shops. Maybe they'll let you rummage through their dumpster if they wont sell you a partial piece.

Good luck!
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Go to lowes or home depot and get a piece of trex or whatever brand of plastic deck board they carry. It will last longer than the boat. Should be under 20 bucks for a board.
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At least among common woods, for rot resistance, I think of teak, cypress and cedar. Cedar is too soft/weak for structural applications though. While not as pretty, I second the suggestion of plastic lumber for durability though.
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