Transom Wood

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1960 yellowboat
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Transom Wood

Post by 1960 yellowboat » 01 Jun 2019, 17:43

Is Cedar a good wood to use on transoms?

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Re: Transom Wood

Post by lckstckn2smknbrls » 01 Jun 2019, 19:45

I'd recommend BCX grade plywood sealed with Old Timers Formula.
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Re: Transom Wood

Post by nytebyte » 01 Jun 2019, 21:52

Cedar is kind of soft so I would go with the bcx sealed.

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Re: Transom Wood

Post by LDUBS » 02 Jun 2019, 12:01

Cedar has some rot resistance, but will still need to be sealed if you want it to last. If you wanted solid wood, I would opt for white oak instead of cedar. Again, still need to seal it.

I agree with the previous rec's for BCX sealed. The beauty of BCX plywood, IMO, is that it will be highly stable and is made for exterior use. But again, you still have to seal it.
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