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« on: 28 October, 2004, 01:01 »

Benny,

In this weather, communicating with a boat builder could be quite a bright move!  

We have had a number of enquiries from people who are building or repairing boats.  

Perhaps like you, they are frequently looking for larch, usually in a hurry and always seem to need lengths of 20 ft or more.

We specialise in hardwood timber (larch is a softwood), but we do take in a little larch from time to time if it is of good enough quality.

So, we have a bit of larch, but the longest pieces we have are 17ft 8" - and presumably you need a 20 ft length in one piece?  In fact this larch is the longest of the 4,075 pieces of timber that we have listed on our database.

The sawmill that we usually use is limited in the length of log that it can deal with with. For most of our customers 7 or 8 ft lenghts are more than enough.  

However, and particularly for boat builders/repairers, we will try to obtain longer lengths in future.   If you have any advice about the sizes (you mention 2 x 2 for example), this would be useful for us.   Also, is larch the best timber?  Does it matter if it is European or Japanese Larch?  

Any suggestions from you and/or like-minded Noah's would be appreciated!

Best wishes.
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« Reply #1 on: 28 October, 2004, 01:06 »

anyone know where i can get larch to repair a boat? i need two 20ft lenghts of 2x2 .e-mail me please if you can help.  south of ireland
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« Reply #2 on: 20 June, 2005, 15:31 »

on the subject of larch european or jap...

a friend reciently spent a lot of money having japenees
larch bought and transported to the shipyard where his boat is being rebuilt, only to find that this form of larch is of very poor quality and VERY short life span.
so if you can source irish larch in reasonable quanity....?
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« Reply #3 on: 21 June, 2005, 14:19 »

Thanks Mick.

When people refer to Japanese and/or European larch, they are talking about two different species of larch, rather than the country where the tree was grown.

Having said that, Japanese larch grows quicker than European larch and tends to be softer as a result.

William Bunbury
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« Reply #4 on: 20 December, 2005, 22:08 »

West Saw Mill, Ballina. 096.21488 have Irish larch and are used to dealing with boat builders. It's worth ringing them. Check carefully what you are getting...
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