Originally Posted by JILLBROWN;312247[quote
There's teak under there, I'm pretty sure.
It may not be teak. American Marine, the maker of Grand Banks boats, for example, used mahogany for their exterior window frames and their exterior and interior door panels. interior bulkheads, shelving, etc.. The only time they used teak was if it was going to be finished bright. So rails and trim and cabin interior trim and cabinetry and so forth. Later GBs have teak veneer on the interior panels, but the panels themselves were generally mahogany.
As some of the folks who worked for American Marine later went to work for K&H, there are many similarities between the the two makes. So it would not surprise me if the exterior window frames on an Island Gypsy are also mahogany.
However.... Grand Banks exterior window frames were always painted. They were not finished bright. Some of the Taiwan boats like CHBs have exterior window frames that were finished bright by the manufacturer. So they are, I believe, made of teak. I don't know if Island Gypsies had painted or bright frames from the factory.