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  • Where to start
    by Rdwalker » Sun Oct 22, 2023 7:54 am
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  • Another stain question
    by 4130Sedan » Sun Apr 16, 2023 4:00 pm
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  • Varnish over paint
    by BULLGR » Thu Dec 22, 2022 9:58 am
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  • Repair damage to transom/deck corner
    by tbcruiser » Wed Oct 26, 2022 9:23 am
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Fri Oct 28, 2022 7:37 am
  • Another deck seam question
    by Jim Godlewski » Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:18 am
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    Mon Aug 08, 2022 1:51 pm
  • ‘57 CC Sedan bow decking
    by mark.pauster » Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:19 pm
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:06 am
  • Varnish over gold leaf
    by Tom Gruenauer » Tue Aug 10, 2021 5:53 pm
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    Thu Aug 19, 2021 6:10 am
  • what's your topside sealer?
    by iwally » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:04 pm
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    Tue Jun 22, 2021 1:36 pm
  • Where do I stop with the varnish at the water line
    by tuobanur » Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:09 pm
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  • What to put between planks?
    by chuck64 » Thu Apr 08, 2021 8:20 pm
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  • Boot stripe and hull side white gloss or semi?
    by Tmalko » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:00 am
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  • Bleaching Riviera center section
    by jlgsail » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:49 pm
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  • Sportsman Bottom Paint Questions
    by parksman » Mon May 02, 2016 8:25 am
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    Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:02 am
  • Blond deck stain
    by trebot » Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:34 pm
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  • Staining
    by trebot » Sun May 10, 2020 5:46 am
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  • paint stripper or sanding
    by trebot » Mon May 04, 2020 2:33 pm
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    Mon May 04, 2020 7:48 pm
  • Trailered hull bottom paint
    by trebot » Fri May 01, 2020 7:15 pm
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    Last post by drrot
    Mon May 04, 2020 8:19 am
  • Finishing the hull CC semi enclosed 1951
    by Cookiejan » Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:19 am
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    Last post by lewalter
    Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:18 am
  • Finishing sequence for new wood
    by Peter McBratney » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 am
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    Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:19 am
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    Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:48 pm
  • Boot Stripe Colors
    by Ed Andrews » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:15 pm
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    Last post by JacobErdey
    Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:54 pm
  • Painting bottom of Sea Skiff
    by Colombo » Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:50 am
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    Last post by Captain Nemo
    Tue Feb 18, 2020 5:04 pm
  • Different varnishes on same boat?
    by JacobErdey » Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:36 am
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:38 am
  • Scuff sand CPES before varnish?
    by JacobErdey » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:54 am
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    Last post by kiitos
    Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:46 am
  • Deck Striping
    by tkhersom » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:03 pm
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    Mon Dec 16, 2019 1:58 pm
  • 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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  • Front and rear deck re varnishing.
    by Judge1948 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:03 am
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    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
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