New addition to the fleet and need some advice on type of wood and preferred sizes used for cribbing an outrigger on a 125' stick if needed. Have done research on wood verse plastic etc. and have that pretty well taken care of. Appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
WHAT DOES THE APPARATUS MANUFACTURER SAY?? That to me would be the 1st source of info I'd want. Having said that, you can make some very nice pads from a sheet of good BC 3/4" plywood. One sheet will give you two (approx.) 24x24x3" pads. I made some for our rescue by cutting the plywood into 24" squares and using liquid nails (Gorilla Glue would work too) to layer the squares four layers each. I used a brad nailer to keep the squares lined up as the adhesive dried, and I put several hundred pounds of weights on them to make sure there were no air pockets. I made them nice and square by running them through my tables saw to clean up the edges, and rounded all the corners to prevent splinters. I finished them up with a few coats of good exterior paint, sprinkling a little sand on the paint while it was wet for some grip.