In the Summer of 2016, I purchased a Viking 48 in Louisianna. My crack marine surveyor overlooked an obvious infestation of termites in two bulkheads that were critical to support of the engines. You buy a fiberglass boat and think "Hey, it's all plastic? What can go wrong?" What you don't realize is how much wood is in these things. After extensive fumigation, the heat of 1500 HP diesels running 1,000 miles home to Maryland, followed by a long, cold winter, the termites are all dead. This event inspired me to invent Timboard -- a PVC lumber that's specifically formulated for the marine environment.
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John Cox heads development and operations for Timbolier Industries.