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    Re: Skiff repairs and an upgrade.

    In farming there is a saying "if it cant hold water it can't hold a goat" so maybe boats are the best goat pens?

    I thought about lacing and if the hoops don't work out that is my next option.
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    Damn goats ruin everything.

    The hoops need a sanding and second coat I think- i had to lay it in pretty thin because the shape means the varnish wants to run ever direction, but I believe I have...
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    Re: Skiff repairs and an upgrade.

    Yes This is correct. New to boat building and used the wrong term. The rope was run into the sleeve on the luff not the leech and stitched into place at the head and foot ends.
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    Re: Skiff repairs and an upgrade.

    Never heard of CPES… but I think some epoxy over it should do fine.

    Am I sure about the rope? Well I talked to a man who had done the same thing (switch a skiff from a sleeve to hoops) and he...
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    Re: Pilothouse Skiff - sketches

    It looks very functional. I agree with a former poster who said that lengthening the hull would make the house look in proportion, but the reality is that you will never see the boat while you are...
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    Skiff repairs and an upgrade.

    The winter skiff project is going along with one side and the transom completely sanded and clear in about 4 hours of work. The primer and paint arrived in the mail and was waiting when I got home...
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    Re: Definitions of "sail and oar" boat

    I think these two are essential for me as well. If I have to beach the boat to take the sail off which involves disassembling the mast... well it doesn't make the oars a viable power source in the...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    I was not looking forward to it because the varnish I have stripped in the past have been on antique dressers and they were a huge pain. This was like taking off saran wrap in comparison. Not quite...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Well I decided to get the numbers off the side and see how adhered to the varnish-like substance was to the boat. It was not adhered much of anything. It came off faster that the glue on numbers. I...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    I was indeed at the mouth of the Rouge (for work). And it is a great area but pretty small for sailing (especially with the trolling season in full gear) but it offered a great work out for rowing...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Any ideas what it might be?

    In order to paint something (or apply any coating) you have to know what you are painting it to, which is the heart of my dilemma. If it is actually epoxy than there...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Well actually I was looking for educated responses to varnish removal- not anecdotes. I asked for specifics to your paint issue, and apparently you aren't happy with that. Sorry about your feelings.
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    "Latex" covers a lot of ground. 35 bucks for five gallon ceiling paint is latex- so is $78/ gallon extreme duty Ben Moore. . .

    What kind did you use? when did you do it- paint formulas change...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Wooden houses go through a lot of the same wet/dry cycles as skiffs. Latex has the ability to expand and contract without cracking. If it wasn't for the damn rocks I would be tempted to try it out-...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    Well we all have to live in the world as it is not as we would wish it to be. And my world is filled with rocks. Part of the reason I am leaning toward a polyurethane paint over a latex is its...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    The man who built it had made several boats. His son was taking care of his things as he was settling in to hospice. This wasn't his first (or last) boat and it was definiately worth the $800 bucks I...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

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    Took these as I was getting ready to bring the boat into the shop. The varnish is soft but mostly still sticking to the boat. I can indent it with my fingernail but it doesn't...
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    Re: Unknown varnich remidiation

    I have a heat gun from a wiring project. And scrapers from- well something I don't recall anymore. As soon as I get the "shop" cleaned out from the home "do all the stuff I promised my wife I would...
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    Unknown varnich remidiation

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    So after years of wanting a sailboat I found this little gem on craigslist for a song... with a trailer that actually works even. This is the picture from the day I was figuring out the...
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