Re: Raw linseed oil and blackening
If you don't like black wood, go for Le Tonk or another oil-based varnish. My understanding is that the UV turns raw linseed oil black over time, and that mold isn't as much of a problem for boats in cold climates.
You can use non-boiled linseed oil but may have to wait a looooooonng time before you can varnish with anything. The urge to get the boat in the water may be hard to resist at that stage of the build...
Last edited by Thorne; 09-28-2009 at 10:47 AM.
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