Some basic advice for an ambitious project
I need some information which is not too common.
I want to build a 25ft clinker boat, old fashioned.
So I will be doing bends from steam, I will work
with the spoke shave (planning) corners, fastening with rivets.
To get started I need to choose the timber type in preference.
The priority is 1-bending 2-workability 3-durability in that I don't want it breaking easily or getting damaged.
I am not worried about long term rot.
I hear that I can get boat skin larch, iroko, ash, oak, and generally from Robbins.co.uk which should I go for?
From a post on this site Ash seems to be the best all around for this application, is that so?
Any advice much appreciated!
alex.mantzaris (the at sign) yahoo.co.uk
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