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Re: Skin-on-Frame: Green-white oak

Thanks Bill,
I just don't see how it could double the weight of the boat to use all oak for the frame.
I understand that there are parts of the frame that most People agree should be oak.
My using oak on the parts of the frame that aren't usually oak might double +\- the weight of
just those parts of the frame that might normally be some other lighter wood.
Every other part of the boat will weight the same as if I used wester red cedar for stringers etc.
I do intend to undersized the oak a bit as it it stronger than softer woods.
I also can't believe doubleing +\- just those parts of the frame will add up to 10 pounds total?
That seems like a lot of weight for not a lot of additional heavier wood.
I would willing build using normal material.
I don't have access to that.
I do have access to newly cut green white oak.
That is what I will build with and the boat will weigh what it weighs.
I will weight the frame before I skin it and we shall see, but I don't expect it'll be a brick.
Since we are on the subject of wood weight, has anyone weighed just a frame build the " normal way".
Perhaps I could have been more clear in my first post, my main concern was the behavior
of green white oak after I mill it to size and build the boat with it.
I've gain some good information here and I'm no longer concerned with using green wood.
This group has been helpful.
Thank you all.
RT

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