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  • Cleaning the hull and deck after a long road trip
    by Markhondru » Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:28 am
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    Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:21 pm
  • interlux 2000e epoxy primer
    by allanguhl » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:30 pm
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    Fri Jul 06, 2018 3:03 pm
  • Deck Maintenance Varnish
    by Jim Godlewski » Sat May 12, 2018 8:40 am
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    Thu May 24, 2018 2:07 pm
  • Cockpit floor stain
    by SAMBA » Thu May 17, 2018 1:05 am
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Sun May 20, 2018 2:20 pm
  • Filling Top Plank Seems
    by HappenMaker » Wed May 02, 2018 3:09 pm
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    Last post by jim g
    Thu May 03, 2018 12:10 am
  • Finishing deck
    by John Cederstrom » Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:42 am
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    Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:12 pm
  • Iterlux #one(high gloss white)
    by 61seaskiff42 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 pm
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    Last post by evansjw44
    Sun Mar 04, 2018 1:21 pm
  • Finishing sequence for new wood
    by Peter McBratney » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:00 am
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    Last post by maritimeclassics
    Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:24 am
  • Refinishing Old Varnish Surface
    by Riviera Wish » Mon Jan 01, 2018 3:28 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:05 am
  • 1956 Sportsman stain
    by sknowlton777 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:33 pm
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    Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:17 pm
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    Last post by Markhondru
    Fri Nov 24, 2017 10:14 pm
  • Refinishing 18' 1960 Continental.
    by JesusVilla90 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:31 pm
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    Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:50 am
  • Hull decal installation
    by George Emmanuel » Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:07 pm
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    Last post by Bilge Rat
    Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:15 am
  • What the heck happened here?
    by Carrpelll » Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:48 pm
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    Last post by George Emmanuel
    Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:53 am
  • Decals - 1953 Sportsman
    by DMacDonald » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:10 pm
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    Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:54 pm
  • Stain color
    by Katanna » Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:35 pm
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    Last post by Brian Robinson
    Thu Sep 07, 2017 5:40 pm
  • cobra bottom color
    by bmac » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:17 am
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    Last post by J. Corbin
    Fri Sep 01, 2017 9:24 am
  • Spar Varnish versus gasoline
    by Dick Baner » Mon Feb 13, 2006 12:53 pm
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    Last post by jim g
    Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:23 pm
  • white stripe width for 1956 21"capri
    by jwoldeboat » Tue Jul 18, 2017 3:52 pm
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    Last post by Don Vogt
    Mon Aug 07, 2017 7:34 am
  • Problem varnishing over deck seams
    by JesusVilla90 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 11:06 pm
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    Thu Jul 06, 2017 5:57 pm
  • Painting the bilge
    by island time » Mon Jun 12, 2017 10:57 am
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    Last post by Ollon
    Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:31 am
  • Caulking Deck Seams
    by dougz » Sat Jun 03, 2017 6:38 pm
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    Mon Jun 05, 2017 7:46 pm
  • Finishing a new, bare wood stern pole.
    by DShone » Mon May 15, 2017 11:43 pm
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    Last post by jfrprops
    Sat May 20, 2017 10:44 am
  • Lettering
    by tparsons56 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:37 am
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    Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:16 pm
  • Dave Jerome's gel stain
    by boat_art » Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:08 pm
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    Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:02 am
  • How to repaint the deck stripes
    by jbyers » Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:23 pm
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    Last post by tkhersom
    Sun Jan 29, 2017 2:56 pm
  • Removing varnish runs???
    by jbyers » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:56 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Fri Jan 27, 2017 9:19 am
  • Can I wax my topside paint?
    by jbyers » Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:12 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Fri Jan 20, 2017 8:51 am
  • Hull Prep and Paint questions
    by NOT Firewood » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:52 pm
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    Last post by Farjr
    Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:15 pm
  • Ceiling Board Stain Color for 1941 Barrel Back
    by dougz » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:43 pm
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    Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:26 am
  • Penetrol and Epiphanes
    by George Emmanuel » Mon Dec 05, 2016 9:14 pm
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    Last post by Doug P
    Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:25 pm
  • How to finish a dash........
    by jbyers » Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:00 pm
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    Last post by Doug P
    Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:37 pm
  • Final exterior colors
    by jbyers » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:07 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Sun Oct 23, 2016 5:20 pm
  • Paint Question
    by jbyers » Sun Sep 25, 2016 12:27 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Wed Oct 19, 2016 5:47 pm
  • Buffing a Varnished Finish
    by Moosemeat » Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:29 am
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    Sat Sep 17, 2016 1:25 pm
  • 1958 Cavalier Bottom Paint Color
    by jbyers » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:33 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Wed Sep 07, 2016 3:10 pm
  • Dock Rash
    by Jim Godlewski » Sun Jun 26, 2016 12:24 pm
    17 Replies
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    Last post by boat_art
    Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:06 am
  • Wet sand Interlux Interprime Primer???
    by jbyers » Sun Aug 14, 2016 11:35 am
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    Last post by jbyers
    Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:35 am
  • Interlux PreKote Primer.......... Am I doing this right?
    by jbyers » Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:24 pm
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    Last post by jbyers
    Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:27 am
  • staining and sealing
    by John Cederstrom » Tue Aug 02, 2016 6:19 am
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    Last post by Doug P
    Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:20 pm
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