Lightning Wooden Splash Guard

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by rwisland, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. rwisland
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    I have a vintage Lightnnig with a damaged teak splash guard. Does anyone know where to find replacement pieces. Thanks
     
  2. DCockey
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  3. rwisland
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    Thank you for the advice. I am just starting this project so I have not gotten too far.
     
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  4. alan white
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    Pieces like the ones you need are not so difficult to make. You could wait a long time to find used ones.
    If you want assistance sourcing the wood (they may be teak, but mahogany is also a possability) and you want to know how to shape the pieces, just ask.
     
  5. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    Not likely you can buy them as if it was a spare part, most would just build their own.

    If you do not have the skills to make your own replacements, take your old ones to a shop that specializes in wood boats. tell them you need them exactly the same.

    If no wood boat shops nearby you can try a custom cabinet maker, make sure he uses the same wood and a proper marine finish.

    Good luck.
     
  6. CutOnce

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    I am slowly rebuilding an elderly Snipe and I had the same problem with the splash guard on it. I used the existing parts to more or less make a pattern for replacement and then used some mahogany to re-create the splash guards. If you have enough left between the two sides to get a pattern, you are in business. I'm sure with a little Internet digging I could have found patterns for the originals, but I like to do things myself.

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    gonzo Senior Member

    You make them using the old piece as a pattern.
     
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