southern yellow pine

southern yellow pine

Post by Craig Rog » Tue, 27 Jul 1999 04:00:00


has anyone ever used southern yellow pine to build a keel(for a small
sail boat)?
 
 
 

southern yellow pine

Post by mkpaul » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

Didn't say where you live. If your in the midwest to south part of the US,
YP is readilly available and a good choice for "lumberyard" wood. YP is also
what you'll find under the green stain of treated lumber, so why not hunt
thru the stacks for relatively clear pieces of treated YP.  (treated lumber
is usually still kind of wet from the treating process, so its a good idea
to dry it out for a month or so before using).

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> has anyone ever used southern yellow pine to build a keel(for a small
> sail boat)?


 
 
 

southern yellow pine

Post by Chris Cranda » Wed, 28 Jul 1999 04:00:00

: Didn't say where you live. If your in the midwest to south part of the US,
: YP is readilly available and a good choice for "lumberyard" wood. YP is also
: what you'll find under the green stain of treated lumber, so why not hunt
: thru the stacks for relatively clear pieces of treated YP.  (treated lumber
: is usually still kind of wet from the treating process, so its a good idea
: to dry it out for a month or so before using).

It's true.  I have used treated SYP for the "skids" of one of my boats,
which I epoxied into place (after coating with epoxy and graphite, and
planing it down to a relatively thin piece.

I'm happy with the result, so far--it's year two, without any reason to be
worried.  It's held up very well, and I've gone over every inch carefully.

-Chris

 
 
 

southern yellow pine

Post by macnaughton.co » Fri, 30 Jul 1999 04:00:00

This is a very good wood for centerline structure and planking. Very durable
in southern waters too as it has at least some resistance to worm.

Tom MacNaughton
Naval Architect
http://www.macnaughtongroup.com


has anyone ever used southern yellow pine to build a keel(for a small
sail boat)?