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One part science, five parts experimentation. Every wood boat veteran has their secret recipe for a showy finish. Share your trials and triumphs.

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  • Varnish Lifting
    by Warren » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:39 am
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    Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:58 am
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  • Cold weather varnishing
    by JacobErdey » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:14 pm
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    Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:36 am
  • Bottom paint dry time
    by JacobErdey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:36 pm
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    Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:23 am
  • Best caulk to use to fill chine trim gap?
    by JacobErdey » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:27 pm
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  • Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
    by fullcircle » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:46 am
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    Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:16 am
  • Water based varnish, anyone?
    by JacobErdey » Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:18 pm
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    Last post by jfrprops
    Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:40 pm
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    Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:36 pm
  • bottom paint finishing
    by allanguhl » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:40 pm
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  • 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
    by agmgtd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:55 pm
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    Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:09 am
  • Howard feed and wax wood polish and conditioner
    by Markhondru » Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:06 pm
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  • 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood
    by Markhondru » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:11 pm
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  • Bottom Paints...
    by rannamy » Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:02 am
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:28 am
  • Seam caulking / filling
    by trebot » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:43 pm
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    Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:16 pm
  • Filler Stain in Europe
    by tomjorgensen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:34 am
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  • Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip
    by Markhondru » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 am
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  • interlux 2000e epoxy primer
    by allanguhl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:30 pm
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  • Deck Maintenance Varnish
    by Jim Godlewski » Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am
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    Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 pm
  • Cockpit floor stain
    by SAMBA » Thu May 17, 2018 1:05 am
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
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  • Filling Top Plank Seems
    by HappenMaker » Wed May 02, 2018 3:09 pm
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    Last post by jim g
    Thu May 03, 2018 12:10 am
  • Finishing deck
    by John Cederstrom » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
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    Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:12 pm
  • Iterlux #one(high gloss white)
    by 61seaskiff42 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 pm
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    Last post by evansjw44
    Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:21 pm
  • Finishing sequence for new wood
    by Peter McBratney » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 am
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:24 am
  • Refinishing Old Varnish Surface
    by Riviera Wish » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:28 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:05 am
  • 1956 Sportsman stain
    by sknowlton777 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:33 pm
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    Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:17 pm
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    Last post by Markhondru
    Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:14 pm
  • Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
    by JesusVilla90 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:31 pm
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    Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:50 am
  • Hull decal installation
    by George Emmanuel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:15 am
  • What the heck happened here?
    by Carrpelll » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:48 pm
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    Last post by George Emmanuel
    Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:53 am
  • Decals - 1953 Sportsman
    by DMacDonald » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:10 pm
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    Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:54 pm
  • Stain color
    by Katanna » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 pm
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    Last post by Brian Robinson
    Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:40 pm
  • cobra bottom color
    by bmac » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:17 am
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    Last post by J. Corbin
    Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:24 am
  • Spar Varnish versus gasoline
    by Dick Baner » Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:53 pm
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    Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:23 pm
  • white stripe width for 1956 21"capri
    by jwoldeboat » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:52 pm
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    Last post by Don Vogt
    Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:34 am
  • Problem varnishing over deck seams
    by JesusVilla90 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:06 pm
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    Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:57 pm
  • Painting the bilge
    by island time » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:57 am
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    Last post by Ollon
    Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 am
  • Caulking Deck Seams
    by dougz » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:38 pm
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    Last post by dougz
    Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:46 pm
  • Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.
    by DShone » Mon May 15, 2017 11:43 pm
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    Last post by jfrprops
    Sat May 20, 2017 10:44 am
  • Lettering
    by tparsons56 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:37 am
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    Last post by tparsons56
    Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:16 pm
  • Dave Jerome's gel stain
    by boat_art » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:08 pm
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