Wood preservative for larch on oak framing?

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by JJcurrach, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. JJcurrach
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    JJcurrach Junior Member

    Could someone tell me which is the most recommended preservative for a larch on oak boat open hull? I asked before but the information wasn't exactly what I was looking for.
     
  2. TeddyDiver
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    TeddyDiver Gollywobbler

    Are you talking about European larch or Sibirian? Sibirian won't need any and with european just about anything that's competible with the surface coating.
    Like Owatrol 1 and 2, Pine tar alone, or with linen oil under varnish etc
     
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    alan white Senior Member

    You didn't mention in the other post that it was an open boat.
    I answered you, in any case, by mentioning the traditional method (a mixture of pine tar, linseed oil and gum turps).
    It is odd to me that you are so specific about the answer when your question is not specific at all. Your questions are so general that you are wasting people's time.
    Why not spend half as much time yourself and be specific? State which answers won't do, and say why. Put some effort in!

    Alan
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    i'd coat it in fiberglass hehe ;)
     
  5. JJcurrach
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    I'm sorry about that but i'm writing on behalf of my father who has no idea how to use a computer and has never used a message board before. I tried to ask him to be more specific so cut me some slack please.
     
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    JJcurrach Junior Member

    Alan, I apologize for wasting your time, but I think we just got our wires crossed there. My dad seemed to think the link you posted was irrelevant because it was focused on the bilge as opposed to the whole boat. However he sees now that your answer was pretty much stockholm tar, which is what he was looking for. I really have no knowledge on these subjects so it can be hard to make sense of what he is trying to say in message board form.
    Teddy thank you also for your reply. No hard feelings!
     
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    Just curious about oak allthough I'm probably never gonna use it. Does it have issues on how varnish (cooked linen) dries on it?
     
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    the1much hippie dreams

    i was just "playing" with ya,,,,and since i know "what ya going through" with "dads" and computers,,your gonna need a "break" hehe ;)
     
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    alan white Senior Member

    You seem to have gotten caught in the middle, which can happen sometimes.
    I was not bothered by the response. I only stated the obvious, and I hope you didn't take the advice personally.
    You must be very patient, hehe.

    Alan
     

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    No issues I've experienced. Oak seems to love varnish. Any open-grained wood like oak is prone to checking a bit and so it's good to pay attention to the varnish thickness and not miss a seasonal coat or two. White oak (and not red oak--at least American species) is a great boat wood. It is very rot resistant and checking is only a cosmetic concern. Mahogany wouldn't check easily but it won't steam like white oak and it isn't as strong.
    I've got white oak coamings on my sailboat. Varnished, there are few woods as pretty, I think.

    Alan
     
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