salt water curing of mahogany
I am in the Bahamas at Man-o-war Cay in the Abacos (since the late 1700’s known for wooden boat building). One of the locals who builds boats soaks Madera (name for local Mahogany) in salt water to cure. I looked this up on the internet and could not find anything. I am wondering if the salt soaks into the wood and after removed from the saltwater when drying tends to dry the wood faster than otherwise when air drying. Does anyone know what is happening in this process.