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Step by Step Instructions Refinishing Lapstrake Sea Skiff Hull

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Step by Step Instructions Refinishing Lapstrake Sea Skiff Hull

Post by Harwooddj » Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:58 am

I am about to undertake the refinishing of my 21' 1964 sea skiff's hull. I am looking for the best source of step by step instructions. I have Danenberg's book but it is light on the details of paint removal, and refinishing.
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Re: Step by Step Instructions Refinishing Lapstrake Sea Skiff Hull

Post by drrot » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:40 am

There are two volumes. Do you have both? I don't know of a better source. They are mostly carvel planked info vs lap strake tho. Be careful not to sand thru the outside layer of the plywood. It is paper like.
Jim Staib
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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Re: Step by Step Instructions Refinishing Lapstrake Sea Skiff Hull

Post by Harwooddj » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:41 pm

Thank you Jim. I am obviously using the term
Lapstrake incorrectly.

I do have both volumes. The book does not seem to address best paint removal methods and best repainting approaches specific to these boats. Scraping vs. sanding vs heat for example. I am also perplexed by CPES as there appears to be diverse views on its use in this situation.

Sounds like you recommend sanding. Hand, random orbit, or palm sander?

What about a scraper and to heat or not to heat?

So many questions. 😀

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Re: Step by Step Instructions Refinishing Lapstrake Sea Skiff Hull

Post by drrot » Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:02 am

Try using paint stripper in a test area. I would scrape it then use steel wool. Look at the paper outer surface and avoid breaking through the paper.
Jim Staib
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1947 Penn Yan 12' Cartopper WXH474611
1950 Chris-Craft 22' Sportsman U-22-1532
1957 Chris-Craft 26' Sea Skiff SK-26-515
1968 Century 17' Resorter FG-68-174

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