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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Yes. Harder to drive, in my opinion. One must be careful when buying screws...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    One should always ask if the screws are lathe cut or extruded (stamped).
    And try to discover if the fasteners are from a trustworthy sources. I have had some bronze screws that simply twist...
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    Re: Silicon bronze screws - sources?

    Tacoma Screw for fasteners. Phillips are for deck hardware. Use square drive...lacking that...Reed and Prince.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    In Seattle, as you know, boats are varnished twice a year. (That's a recoat, not a strip and rebuild.) Less often if the fortunate owner has covered moorage. You are really misrepresenting the facts....
  5. Re: A woman went to cover an execution. She was told her skirt was too short.

    damned crackers
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    I assume you know this is nonsense, Whiz.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    thank you for your kind remarks.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Thank you sir.
    You are a classy guy (for a Brit...just joking).
    Your remarks are very much appreciated.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Well, a close family member has come down with Lewy body dementia. Perhaps that is the cause; hope that satisfies your curiosity.
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    Re: Bedding compound…yet again

    https://www.fisheriessupply.com/dolphin-company-marine-bedding-compound

    This stuff?
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    uhhh, there might just be a flaw in this reasoning.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Yes, I may have mentioned it before...the boat painter Kim Lazarre could paint a car with a brush and you could not tell. Such craftmanship is not appreciated and in some quarters, even noticed.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    You should share the names of those professional marine painting shops that use this varnish.

    Regarding paints, earlier in this thread Rustoleum (!) was touted as a paint solution. I have never...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    More like a Wooden Boat Forum myth. There are no more than a handful of finishing professionals here. The opinions of the rest are every bit the equal of the opinions of your inhabitants of your...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    How many professional marine painters use the brands you are recommending? Just wondering.
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    Re: Benford 23' Knockabout Sourdough (Maybe?)

    The real problem with Benford's design is that he cannot design a boat which is not dog butt ugly.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    A excellent choice, assuming your criterion for a marine enamel is an "olde tymey" label.
    The hobbyists are easy to fool.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Foamies are fine for build coats and for the reasons noted above. However, for a full final coat you will want to use a bristle brush. As my buddy Geeno says, "Foamies are like painting with a brick."
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    good luck!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    https://www.redtreeind.com/productphotos/4-the-fooler-paint-brush-10004-5061.jpg
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    Poll: Re: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Shopping at Home Depot? Are you aware that the company is owned by Satan?
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    It is a wonderful handling finish...there are some issues with longevity...

    It is very pale, at times that can be an issue.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Nice work. I used to use foamies for the build coats, then switch to an inexpensive brand which does not drop bristles...sorry, can't remember brand...they were about 5-6 bucks wholesale then just...
  24. Re: Who knows the work of Jordan Peterson, psychologist?

    ...as opposed to the rest of us here...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Stunning! But do you get to use it between coats of varnish?[/QUOTE]

    The drying time per coat will increase with additional coats.
    A customer once wanted twelve coats of varnish on his Chris....
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    https://youtu.be/wNJ-hBA_-80?list=RDgjOGaDseKgw
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Well, ok. As the Frenchies say: "chacun à son goût."
    Never used it. Never will. Why go to all that prep work, and then top it with a finish, which to me, is inferior.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Because I don't speak French I would not be able to read the instructions on the can.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Hey! You trying to confuse the boys, Andrew?!
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    Re: The Two Questions---

    Folks, one must realize that bobbys makes more sense than 87% of the respondents here. Thank you.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    davidg, you don't mention Cetol. (?)
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    The best way to proceed is to have someone who knows how to varnish do the job.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    https://youtu.be/vDqULFUg6CY
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Well said, sir. Some people like lurid colors. No accounting for taste.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Whatta wuss.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    If you want the lurid orangey effect go with Cetol.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    It's an old fashioned but very good varnish. Quite pale.
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Life after Behr Spar Varnish

    Epifanes is has been the choice for many years. Why cheapy out at the final stage? Prep is over 90% of effort.

    You can add turps and Penetrol for ease of application. Careful not to add too much...
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    Eppy fawn ness.

    I called the Dutch consulate and asked.
  40. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    I presume that Alaska Yellow Cedar is the material of choice for the boats you build, Whiz?
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    I asked the noted oldtime northwest boatbuilder Frank Prothero why he did not care for Alaska Yellow Cedar. He replied in his typically parsimonious manner: "Comes and goes too much."

    I will take...
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    ....
  43. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    Huh? Why would anyone want to do this?
  44. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    NEWS FLASH FOR YOU WIZBANG: Alaska Yellow Cedar is not the best wood to use for all purposes.
    (jeebus)
  45. Re: One insane englishman trying to rebuild the 1910 gaff cutter Tally Ho, in WA. (VI

    And he didn't listen to you? Amazing!
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    Re: How best to store wooden boat outside?

    I small temporary garage out of plastic would work; put wet sawdust on ground.
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    Re: "Free" Boat in Oly: H28

    There is the significant problem of ice.
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    Re: Varnish question

    Looks like someone applied some jive "miracle" varnish. It will all have to come off. Yes, "brace yourself."
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    Re: Varnishing and Holidays

    Professional level painting is actually harder than varnishing. With varnish, one's eye is distracted by the wood pattern; That will hide some sins. A good painter could paint a car with a brush.
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  50. Re: What Rock or Pop Music LP do you think is perfect?

    Enough with the cornball stuff!
    https://youtu.be/ejHZI1o1sD0
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