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Old 11-19-2018, 06:56 AM   #1
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Material for nameboards

I need to increase the size of my name boards that sit on top of my pilot house and want to do them in white by painting them in awlgrip. What material would you recommend, Iím assuming wood but teak is pretty oily, not sure if there are better woods for that application as the boards will be completely painted.


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Old 11-19-2018, 07:21 AM   #2
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Pinus Sylvestris or Pinus Radiata, Both types of weather durability are the same as teak class 1 / EN350 and of course they are even better when you paint.


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Old 11-19-2018, 09:30 AM   #3
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If painting Could us plain old marine plywood A/A sides and edge band it. Could edge band it with teak. Glue the edge banding on with Gorilla glue. White nameboard with varnished teak trim might look pretty spiffy.
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Old 11-19-2018, 09:35 AM   #4
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what about Starboard?

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Old 11-19-2018, 10:06 AM   #5
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Not much sticks to starboard, afaik
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:31 AM   #6
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With starboard you can have make them for you. Never need refinishing.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:39 AM   #7
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If you paint it no need for nice expensive wood. Marine plywood, fully sealed with epoxy and painted.
Cheap and easy.

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Old 11-28-2018, 10:39 PM   #8
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How about black plastic letters screwed onto white starboard?
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Old 11-29-2018, 06:43 AM   #9
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I used black starboard with white vinyl letters on black plexiglass screwed to the starboard.

First go was regular plexiglass spray painted flat black because I had both handy.

Of course you can make them look silly and very incorrect like Cutwater boats or Ranger tugs and use Red/green plexiglass.
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