cypress hull cost vs fiberglass cost.

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by boatbuilder41, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. boatbuilder41
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    boatbuilder41 Senior Member

    I know a lot of people dont know what i am talking about. Most have own
    ed several boats but not many people have owned a wood plank boat. Didnt a wood boat cost less to build a few decades ago. I love my wood boats but the price of this cypree is killing me.it is all #1 grade 2" thick deadhead cypress. It must cost a fortune to build this boat in todays lumber prices.anybody know any cheap sawmills.
     
  2. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    If you've been building for a while, which I suspect you have, you should have the local mills nailed down. I'm fortunate to have several in my area and each knows who I am and if I have a 6 pack in hand, they know I'm looking for a deal.

    Know you enemy (or friend, depending on how you look at it), so if you show up in the morning, bring a dozen donuts. A sawer will cut a lot of material for some donuts. If you're there Friday afternoon, bring beer. They'll cut up some cull for the beer. I once built a raw hull from a mill's cull (mostly).
     
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