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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Latex as an undercoat? Why? It is house paint.
  2. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    fir plywood
  3. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Gone but not forgotten.
  4. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Dudley, a sanding legend in the NW, could sand a runabout with a disc sander in an hour and a half. For many reasons, angle grinder should not be used.
  5. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    You can sand boats with a disc sander, but not an angle grinder. That is, if you want to do good work.
  6. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    It has nothing to do with Ron's boat. For the final time, I was referring to Whizbang's photo in post #16. I hope this clears up your misunderstanding.
  7. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    is it 3/4 " material?
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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Sorry. I was referring to image #16 of Whizbang's deck. Looks like it is 1" nominal. Far too thin. It will never be tight.
  9. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Nonsense. Ever look at a boat with splined hull? I guess not. Unless the boats environment is carefully controlled, the same forces with be at work. Also this deck is far too thin to function as a...
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    Re: GGR 22, Guy De Bour on the rocks

    What a crappy thing to say. He may own a raceboat, but he is still a human being.
    You have no class sir.
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    Re: Progress of my 4m - sloop

    nice. congratulations!
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    Re: Generator overheating

    Jeebus, just buy a 12v generator. Not that hard to get nor expensive. Chris had them from the early 50s onward.
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    Re: Generator overheating

    Just buy a 12v. generator.
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    Re: Anit-foul a short hop day boat?

    yep.
  15. Thread: Leaky Boat

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    Re: Leaky Boat

    Like I said, find a place you can leave it on a trailer and in the water for two or three days.
  16. Thread: Leaky Boat

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    Re: Leaky Boat

    People get freaked about water inside a boat:
    1. First, put the boat in a place that it can remain for couple days.
    2. Let it sink.
    3. Pump it out.
    4. If there is no structural damage, it likely...
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    Re: Wooden Spar finish

    Never understood these guys that want to coat everything with splooge.
  18. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    It is likely that the deck does not open the minute it is exposed to direct sunlight. You might try it.
  19. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    and there's always covered moorage.

    The important thing is that there is a huge amount of energy transmitted to a deck in full sun...get your deck out of the sun!
  20. Thread: A Deck Dilemma

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    Re: A Deck Dilemma

    Boat cover?
    Just a suggestion but lots of boats have them.
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    Re: 1950s 16 Foot Revel Craft Refurbish

    epoxy is not necessary and may cause issues in the future.
  22. Re: Fixing a damaged keel on a 1950's Christ Craft Kit Boat.

    I did one of these many years ago. I built a bronze weldment under the back seat which straightened the keel.
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    Re: Where to Repair a 1950 Hercules K

    By the way, these old carbs may look simple but you will find that you strip them down properly you may need specialized wrenches. Been there, done that.
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    Re: Where to Repair a 1950 Hercules K

    carb.
    and the head of course.
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    Re: 1955 Thompson 14 ft Thomboy runabout

    looking good Andreas!
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    Well said.
    There is someone on this thread who is wasting electrons offering his "opinions."
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    Rusting screw heads:
    1. chip off gross rust and polish with small cup wire brush.
    2. apply rust killer.
    3. prime.

    Don't install adjacent bronze fasteners.
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    Another "farking clue:"
    "that boat is never going back in the water for any amount of money that would make economic sense."
    News flash: Restoring a rough old boat _almost never_ makes economic...
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    "farking clue:"
    Most of the people I worked for were not have the able to restore their boat themselves.
    Evidently you boys see something that a professional cannot.
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    Re: How far gone is this?

    Talk about "gassers!"
    One does nobody any good by surveying a boat via a snapshop on the interwebs. In forty years of boat restoration, I have done boats which looked as bad as this one. And worse. ...
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    Re: Newbie looking for some info/help/advice

    I did runabout restoration for forty years. It is really not possible to tell the quality of the finish from these images.

    Undercoating with epoxy is a very bad idea...I will tell you that.
  32. Thread: Paint additive?

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    Re: Paint additive?

    I have never seen a professional painter in the Northwest use Kirby's paint. In fact, the only time I have seen a can of the stuff was at the late Wooden Boat Shop in the late 70s. I suppose it is...
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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....
  37. 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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