Wooden hull sailboat salvage

Discussion in 'Materials' started by stephenc1984, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. stephenc1984
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    Can anyone identify what kind of wood this is? I found a wooden hull with a steel keel attached. We tried floating it and we had 7,000 lbs. of lift bags and we were barely able to lift it. It is in about 20' of saltwater. I'm thinking the wood has some value. What do you guys think? Thanks
     

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  2. rwatson
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  3. stephenc1984
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    stephenc1984 New Member

    It does not dent at all when hit with a hammer. It is very heavy and dense as well. I was thinking it was oak.
     

  4. rwatson
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    That makes sense, because Oregon is much softer when hammered. I can't think of anything else.
     
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