Mahogany center console

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  1. OLD BAY

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    I have just replaced the rotting mahogany center console in my 16’ Boston Whaler with a new one that’s already varnished. I had to cut holes for the steering wheel, tach, shift levers, etc., exposing untreated wood.

    What’s best to treat the exposed wood? Epoxy, varnish? I just want to protect it from rot, since the cuts are all covered up, cosmetics aren’t important.

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    Old Bay just hit it with a few coats of thinned out varnish till it starts to build up.
     
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    Perfect, thanks Blitzen.
     
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    Call my Boss. That’s what we do here. Ask for Cym (pronounced Kim) Hughes. We currently are doing a restoration on an old whaler and will be doing a Mahogany console.
    207-865-3899
     
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    Did you buy from specialty marine? I look at those wanting to do something with them pretty often... how’s the quality? Look beautiful, I’ve bought a seat cushion and some misc whaler parts from them and all were top notch.
     
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    Yes, I bought it from specialtymarine. The last mahogany console on the boat was from them too, that one came with the Whaler when I bought it. It lasted the 5 years I had the boat plus at least a few years with the previous owner. It rotted away from exposed seams.
    Good quality, fast shipping on the new one. I’m pleased and couldn’t replicate it for the same costs, excluding my own time. I can post a picture later if I get home before dark.
     
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