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by boat_art
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9290

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Woodworking, carpentry, and cabinetmaking are fine skills, but they are completely different from boat restoration. The skills do not cross over.
Tom
by boat_art
Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
Replies: 42
Views: 9290

Re: Complete & Proper way to refinish 62 Continental Runabou

Too nice of a boat to take a chance on without knowing what you are doing. Recommend you take it to a reputable restorer.
If you insist on doing it yourself, look up Dannenbergs book on Amazon, read it, then read it again before you do anything.
Tom
by boat_art
Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

I cant tell the difference in the stain colors.
by boat_art
Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Joanroy, Like you, I only used is Interlux but I tried this about 5 years ago and I dont want to go back. Main reason is ease of use and lot less waste. There is no mixing, just wipe on out of the can and wipe off. Also, with paste you have to be so careful you use the exact amount of thinner when y...
by boat_art
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Great!
by boat_art
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:30 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

You are right about subjectivity. I mix until the customer is satisfied. The "blonde" colors on Capri's etc. have always been a crapshoot. I think I have seen maybe 3 boats done in the original "blonde" but its not at all the yellow you see now. The yellow comes from aging of course, and numerous co...
by boat_art
Wed Jan 25, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Thanks Brian! I would love to just get them from Susan but I havent had any success.
How do I reach Susan? I have tried the number (s) several times and it says not in service!
Last time I talked to her in early December I ordered 6 cans and she said she will send them but nothing came.

Tom
by boat_art
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Im thinking about mixing my own colors such as blonde, black for prewar covering boards, and other colors besides red mahogany by buying a can of wood-kote white and adding pigments. Any suggestions on what type of pigments I might try?
Tom
by boat_art
Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Interesting. I only use CPES and then only after the stain has outgassed thoroughly. I sometimes use thinned Epiphanes for a sealer but have found that CPES helps the build up of varnish.
Tom
by boat_art
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Just ordered 6 cans, thanks Brian!
Tom
by boat_art
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

I will order some and see if it matches! Thanks!
Tom
by boat_art
Sat Jan 21, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Interesting, I talked to Wood-Kote directly. They told me Dave bought the materials from them and mixed his own colors.
by boat_art
Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Tried it many times...number not in service.
by boat_art
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Re: Dave Jerome's gel stain

Dave Jerome's gel stains I should say.
by boat_art
Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:08 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dave Jerome's gel stain
Replies: 29
Views: 4848

Dave Jerome's gel stain

Anyone know who is handling Dave's gel stains? Since he died his widow was doing it but it seems the phone is now disconnected.
Thanks
Tom Sweeney
BoatArt
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by boat_art
Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:31 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B head gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Model B head gasket

50 years of doing this I never used sealer on head gaskets. Never had a gasket fail.
But, I see nothing wrong with doing it that way, although it seems to be overkill.
Tom
by boat_art
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:28 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B head gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Model B head gasket

No need. Be sure to re-torque the head studs again after running it a bit.
by boat_art
Wed Nov 09, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B head gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Model B head gasket

Yes, use the new one you have.
Tom
by boat_art
Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B head gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Model B head gasket

Dont be sorry! No one was born with this experience!
Head gaskets are made to "crush" when installed and the head is torqued down. (Your steel gasket has copper inserts at the water passages) and once crushed, it will not seal properly.
Good luck my friend!
Tom
by boat_art
Wed Nov 09, 2016 5:29 pm
Forum: How to Use Boat Buzz
Topic: Model B head gasket
Replies: 14
Views: 2836

Re: Model B head gasket

Suggest you never re-use a head gasket. What would be your advantage?
Tom
by boat_art
Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:15 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: building bracket for end of steering column
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: building bracket for end of steering column

Do you have enough length to do a test cold bend?
by boat_art
Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Sea Skiff Division Enthusiast Group
Topic: How to lift my Sea Skiff
Replies: 9
Views: 2567

Re: How to lift my Sea Skiff

Im with Jim Staib on this one. Sea Skiffs should only be lifted by the rings. I have repaired many of them after people used jacks and/or bad trailer bunk placement.
Tom
by boat_art
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:06 am
Forum: Finishing
Topic: Dock Rash
Replies: 17
Views: 4504

Re: Dock Rash

Those two little marks are from my daughter's brand new bottom teeth circa 1992. I took the picture this year! The cockpit will be refinished when I get to that stage with Elude, but I will work around these for sure. She is currently doing a PhD at Columbia in NYC, which proves that varnish and ma...
by boat_art
Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:28 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: Rough starting with an M

Good news Jim! Enjoy!
by boat_art
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Finishing
Topic: staining and sealing
Replies: 6
Views: 2182

Re: staining and sealing

I use David Jerome's gel stain. 503 282 8562. Unfortunately David is no longer with us but his wife is handling the business. This is far and away the best stain I have ever used...no mixing or thinning...just wipe on and wipe off. After a day or so do it again for darker color. 80-100 grit first wi...
by boat_art
Tue Aug 02, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Hardware & Rigging
Topic: Cleat and Stanchion Screws for 57-foot Constellation
Replies: 6
Views: 1758

Re: Cleat and Stanchion Screws for 57-foot Constellation

Call David at Classic Boat Connection
507-344-8024
by boat_art
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:55 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: Rough starting with an M

No worries mate...texting doesnt always convey how we mean things! I try to keep in mind that a new owner will be reading these posts so I try to not be too much of a know-it-all but Im not always successful!
Best of luck!
Tom
by boat_art
Sun Jul 31, 2016 6:06 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: Rough starting with an M

I was not trying to insult or offend you, It had sounded like you were simply opening the choke immediately after it fired. Now the next step is that the carb will have to be rebuilt.
Tom
by boat_art
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: Rough starting with an M

I suggest that if you never took a carb apart that you get a pro. Also, did you try using the choke correctly? You may not have an issue at all
Tom
by boat_art
Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:31 am
Forum: Engines & Powertrain
Topic: Rough starting with an M
Replies: 21
Views: 3858

Re: Rough starting with an M

You may be right, but I suggest the choke first...simple, easy and it may work. Then on to more complicated things.