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  • Scuff sand CPES before varnish?
    by JacobErdey » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:54 am
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:44 am
  • CPES vs. Interlux 1026 sealer
    by JacobErdey » Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:17 pm
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:20 pm
  • Final varnish coat?
    by Judge1948 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:38 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:31 am
  • Stain color opinion?
    by JacobErdey » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:14 pm
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    Last post by rpccc43
    Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:33 pm
  • topside plank discoloration
    by liquidsteel » Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:35 am
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    Last post by liquidsteel
    Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:54 pm
  • Preserving deck wood
    by trebot » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:16 pm
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    Last post by jim g
    Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:02 pm
  • Clearcoat finish
    by jschwamm » Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:06 pm
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    Last post by jschwamm
    Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:06 pm
  • Front and rear deck re varnishing.
    by Judge1948 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:03 am
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    Last post by Judge1948
    Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:33 am
  • 5200 paint
    by trebot » Sat May 18, 2019 7:16 am
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    Last post by jfrprops
    Mon May 20, 2019 6:13 pm
  • C
    by Paul P » Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:50 am
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    Last post by Paul P
    Wed May 15, 2019 8:57 am
  • Paint inner hull sides?
    by JacobErdey » Wed May 01, 2019 3:34 pm
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Thu May 02, 2019 6:20 am
  • Refinishing 30' Sea Skiff and have questions
    by nkalchik » Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:24 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:56 am
  • Varnish Lifting
    by Warren » Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:39 am
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    Last post by Warren
    Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:58 am
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    Last post by SportNWood
    Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:45 am
  • Cold weather varnishing
    by JacobErdey » Tue Dec 18, 2018 4:14 pm
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:36 am
  • Bottom paint dry time
    by JacobErdey » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:36 pm
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    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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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:16 am
  • Z Spar or Epifanes Varnish?
    by fullcircle » Fri Oct 13, 2006 8:46 am
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    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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    Last post by Paul P
    Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:36 pm
  • bottom paint finishing
    by allanguhl » Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:40 pm
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    Last post by joanroy
    Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:33 am
  • 1959 17' CC Sportsman Light Colored Wood Surround
    by agmgtd » Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:55 pm
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    Last post by Matt Smith
    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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    Last post by mbigpops
    Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:14 pm
  • 1939 cc barrelback minor dock damage to wood
    by Markhondru » Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:11 pm
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    Last post by Markhondru
    Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:24 pm
  • 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
    1 Replies
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    Last post by Captain Nemo
    Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:16 pm
  • Filler Stain in Europe
    by tomjorgensen » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:34 am
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    Last post by tomjorgensen
    Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:34 am
  • Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip
    by Markhondru » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 am
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    Last post by Markhondru
    Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:21 pm
  • interlux 2000e epoxy primer
    by allanguhl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:30 pm
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    Last post by allanguhl
    Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:03 pm
  • Deck Maintenance Varnish
    by Jim Godlewski » Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am
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    Last post by Jim Godlewski
    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
    Sun May 20, 2018 2:20 pm
  • Filling Top Plank Seems
    by HappenMaker » Wed May 02, 2018 3:09 pm
    1 Replies
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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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    Last post by John Cederstrom
    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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    Last post by sknowlton777
    Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:17 pm
  • 7 Replies
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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
    42 Replies
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    Last post by JesusVilla90
    Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:50 am
  • Hull decal installation
    by George Emmanuel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm
    2 Replies
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:15 am
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