Materials (wood) question (compartment doors)

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  1. quicksilver147
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    quicksilver147 Junior Member

    I am rebuilding a 1988 Alumacraft Boat and the factory compartment doors are all swelling around the edges from 20+ years of exposure. I think they are verneered pressboard with rubber edging.

    What would my options be to fabricate new doors ? I'd like something that looks nice, but it doesnt have to be over the top.
     

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  2. BATAAN
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    BATAAN Senior Member

    Good marine ply saturated with epoxy after fabrication, then painted.
     
  3. quicksilver147
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    quicksilver147 Junior Member

    Epoxy vendor ?

    Can you recommend a epoxy part number / vendor ?
     
  4. Greybarn
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    Greybarn Junior Member

    why not use Starboard? It is a plastic that is often used for that sort of thing and won't ever rot....
     

  5. BATAAN
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    There are several plastic products substituting for ply these days and if you google around you'll probably figure out which is best for the price. I'm not familiar with Starboard but it's certainly worth investigating. I stopped putting anything but ABS rubrails on wooden boats years ago so plastic has its place.
     
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