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P.L.Savage
07-22-2001, 03:29 PM
Have a 17 ft Chris on stands in a concrete floor garage, stakes have been replaced as needed, ready for hull. Strakes have superficial cracks from drying, most fastner holes need refilling. Have stripped most down to bare wood. She'll be out of the water on a trailer most of the time, used on Lake Erie and Eastern NC (bought in Pt Clinton, Ohio, restored in NC). What to used on the strakes, holes, joints, side paint, and bottom. What's tough for trailering, low maintenance (not for boat shows, for use)? I've just finished a 15 Lyman, using combinations of West System, 5200, Interlux Interthane Plus, but am not sure of best products for this boat--much bigger than the Lyman. She's a Utility boat, marine plywood laps. Thanks for your input.

brad9798
07-24-2001, 08:44 AM
I don't see why the same techniques would not work the same for this boat. You'll just need more of them.

Good luck.

Brad