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    I know its been discussed before and I know not to replace trailer bunks with pressure treated lumber on a aluminum boat, so what wood is best to use and where can I find it. Mine are just the standard 2x4!

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    If you can find a sawmill in your area....get some cypress 2x4's
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    I’ve heard that but if you use outdoor carpet on your bunks I don’t see the problem. The carpet has a rubber backing and unless you wear the carpet out the wood never touches the aluminum.


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    Cypress is hard to come by... what about a hardwood 2x4?


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    Educate me, what’s the reason for not using a standard pressure treated 2x4?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jwater View Post
    Educate me, what’s the reason for not using a standard pressure treated 2x4?
    The chemicals used in the treating process will damage the aluminum


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    Erin, go get some of them plastic boards and if you don’t want slick just glue carpet on top and staple on sides. Never have to worry about it again.
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    Where can the plastic boards be found? I can’t find cypress anywhere


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    Lowe’s and Home Depot both keep a pretty good stock. Guy just brought out some 1 by 2 trim board and 1 by 8 board to do some trim work on house this morning from Lowe’s. I know they have 2+4 but not sure on 2+6
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