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  • Repainting side panels
    by yarrow » Sat Apr 19, 2014 6:56 pm
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    Last post by Doug P
    Sun May 04, 2014 8:43 pm
  • sealer over filler stain
    by Jim Bell » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:16 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Thu May 01, 2014 12:30 pm
  • seam caulk, Mahogany color
    by jfrprops » Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:13 pm
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    Thu May 01, 2014 8:53 am
  • varnish streaks after 12 coats and dull finish
    by cuckter » Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:14 pm
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    Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:19 am
  • The Wipe Down
    by tuobanur » Mon Apr 14, 2014 9:33 am
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    Last post by dustoff135
    Fri Apr 25, 2014 2:01 am
  • steering wheel refinishing
    by jfrprops » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:35 pm
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    Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:56 pm
  • use of old wood bungs vs new wood bungs
    by cuckter » Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:27 pm
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    Last post by Doug P
    Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:39 am
  • topside planks - dealing with open seams
    by iwally » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:23 pm
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    Last post by offshorespars
    Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:22 pm
  • Topside deck seams
    by Paul P » Wed Feb 19, 2014 12:29 pm
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    Last post by MikeM
    Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:43 pm
  • Sandusky vs Innterlux
    by LaBob » Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:46 pm
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    Last post by RRGadow
    Mon Feb 24, 2014 8:21 pm
  • Bottom paint
    by 57skiff » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:14 pm
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    Last post by Doug P
    Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:21 pm
  • Boot Strip Width
    by tuobanur » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:05 pm
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    Sun Feb 09, 2014 6:38 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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    Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:25 am
  • Gold sign paint?
    by tkhersom » Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:03 am
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    Last post by Doug P
    Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:41 am
  • White line grooves in deck
    by Peter McBratney » Sun Jun 12, 2011 6:05 am
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    Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:03 pm
  • Awlgrip
    by NOT Firewood » Sun Dec 08, 2013 10:27 pm
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    Last post by jim g
    Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:18 pm
  • 1956 Capri Black King Planks
    by motoryachtsoco » Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:57 am
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    Last post by steve bunda
    Sat Dec 07, 2013 8:33 pm
  • 1959 Color Help Needed
    by fathersday » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:19 pm
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    Last post by fathersday
    Thu Dec 05, 2013 11:33 pm
  • U-22 repainting side panels?
    by yarrow » Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:04 am
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    Tue Dec 03, 2013 12:04 am
  • Green Bottom Paint
    by George Emmanuel » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:29 pm
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    Last post by yarrow
    Sun Nov 17, 2013 11:21 pm
  • Staining Technique
    by George Emmanuel » Sun Sep 29, 2013 5:14 pm
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    Last post by Captain Nemo
    Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:57 pm
  • Degreasing bilge
    by yarrow » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:23 pm
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    Last post by jfrprops
    Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:26 pm
  • Water Spots on Hull Varnish
    by wavetrotter3 » Mon Sep 30, 2013 2:27 pm
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    Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:00 pm
  • Show Prep
    by Mark Christensen » Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:57 am
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    Last post by quitchabitchin
    Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:55 pm
  • Varnish touch up
    by koashiloh » Thu Sep 05, 2013 3:46 pm
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    Last post by koashiloh
    Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:49 am
  • what's your topside sealer?
    by iwally » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:04 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:02 am
  • Trouble with Boatlife
    by tkhersom » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:42 pm
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    Mon Sep 02, 2013 5:34 pm
  • Polished aluminum - preserving?
    by Beanstalk » Fri Aug 16, 2013 7:37 am
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    Last post by Tightline5
    Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:58 pm
  • Badger Hair Brushes
    by tkhersom » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:20 am
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    Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:07 pm
  • '42 18' Deluxe Utility stain color.
    by SSlezak » Tue Jul 16, 2013 8:26 am
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    Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:10 am
  • Painted Topside Seams OK?
    by Beanstalk » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:20 am
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    Last post by boat_art
    Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:16 pm
  • Deck seams - how to proceed?
    by KentJ » Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:45 pm
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    Last post by boat_art
    Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:52 am
  • Teak Decks
    by jandhmarine » Mon May 20, 2013 9:05 am
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    Last post by Take Time
    Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:25 pm
  • 1961 Ski Boat Stain
    by Stovebolt » Tue Apr 23, 2013 12:07 pm
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    Last post by Stovebolt
    Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:42 pm
  • Can't get all the bungs to bleach out
    by George Emmanuel » Fri Jun 07, 2013 3:43 pm
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    Last post by George Emmanuel
    Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:03 am
  • CPES (Warm or Cold)
    by tkhersom » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:06 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:46 am
  • Deck Striping
    by tkhersom » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:03 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:26 pm
  • Western New York State Refinishers
    by kraftee » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:15 pm
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    Last post by kraftee
    Sat Jun 01, 2013 9:31 pm
  • Should I bleach the entire hull?
    by George Emmanuel » Sat Jun 01, 2013 2:13 pm
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    Last post by Captain Nemo
    Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:00 pm
  • Varnish bad?
    by bobbystone » Wed May 29, 2013 12:25 pm
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    Thu May 30, 2013 7:55 am
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