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  • How to judge what wood can or cant be restored
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  • Stain king plank 1958 sportsman
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    by Tom Gruenauer » Sat Mar 28, 2015 12:49 pm
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  • Teak - Vinyl - Floor - Covering
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  • Bilge Paint for '62 CC Sea Skiff?
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  • 58 Connie Re-finishing hand rails
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  • Sealing, Priming and Painting New Planks
    by Lowkey » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:36 pm
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  • Sealing, Priming and Painting New Planks
    by Lowkey » Sun Dec 28, 2014 8:32 pm
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    by clemxd » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:47 am
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  • 1st time refinishing
    by koashiloh » Sun Sep 07, 2014 10:06 pm
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  • Connie Windshield
    by drginseng » Fri Aug 29, 2014 10:33 pm
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  • To Varnish Over the Seams or To Not
    by tuobanur » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:14 am
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  • How Far to Go with Interior Varnishing
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  • Varnish & Fillers 1949 Sportsman
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  • Hard to reach area to varnish
    by drginseng » Tue Aug 19, 2014 4:13 am
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  • Removing oil from raw teak
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  • Berth Panels
    by drginseng » Sat Aug 09, 2014 11:33 pm
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  • Lap Strake end grain
    by tombrancheau » Sat May 28, 2011 9:30 pm
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  • Changing colors - What's involved?
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  • Bottom color, water line stripe color
    by parroteyes » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:06 am
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  • Sanding to Flatten Varnish
    by Sandarm » Mon Jul 07, 2014 11:08 am
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  • Decals and finish over them
    by George Emmanuel » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:02 pm
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  • Nautolex Discoloration
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    by richardculver » Sun Jun 01, 2014 8:06 pm
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  • 57' Connie topside Fiberglass question
    by StValentine » Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:33 am
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  • Lifting varnish and moisture underneath
    by sportsman » Thu May 08, 2014 1:55 pm
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