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Old 08-28-2016, 08:14 AM   #1
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Transducer leveling block

We just pulled this out yesterday . I want to make some new leveling blocks for inside and out . This one is wood . I have some 5/4 teak I could use but I will have to epoxy two pieces together to get enough thickness . Do you think this will work ok ?
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Old 08-28-2016, 08:22 AM   #2
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Old 08-29-2016, 07:39 AM   #3
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Coat out the wood blocks, including the bore, interior and exterior blocks, with epoxy.

I'd make 'em out of solid fiberglass. Not all that much harder to do than shaping the wood. Obviously much harder on the sawblade. Here are a couple pics of a winch base I made a few years ago.
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Apparently, replies to posts only let you have four pics. Here's the thing installed.
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Made the two blocks today .
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Old 09-03-2016, 04:18 PM   #6
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Epoxy coated one side of each . Hopefully the epoxy will kick later and I can coat the other side tonight
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Marty, looks good. I recommend sanding and applying a second coat of epoxy. Easy to do and obviates the little holes where air has pushed out of the wood. I use triangular-in-cross-section scraps of wood with a bit of masking tape for this sort of work; all surfaces can be coated at once and the little bit of tape that remains stuck to the work sands off readily.
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Honestly, you don't need to epoxy coat them at all.

The one on the hull gets protected by the primer and bottom paint. And the inside one stays dry in most cases.

Plus it's teak. And I can't say I've ever seen them rot even if they do get wet.
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People with awesome woodworking skills and tools impress the hell out of me.

Here's a dog house I recently built. I thought it turned out pretty well.

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I'll bet the dog did, too!
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Lol. I didn't really build that, but my skill level isn't far off.
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