Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-03-2010, 12:13   #1
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,198
Images: 24
Dumb Question About Wood Sealer

Is there a product out there, like Thompson's Water Seal, that can seal up wood while keeping it bare? The I believe the wood I am thinking of sealing up is mahogany.

If deck sealant is good enough to keep rain out of the exposed on our patios why don't we use it on our boats?
__________________

__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-03-2010, 12:31   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Sailmonkey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Boat: '76 Allied Seawind II, 32'
Posts: 5,781
Quote:
Originally Posted by unbusted67 View Post
Is there a product out there, like Thompson's Water Seal, that can seal up wood while keeping it bare? The I believe the wood I am thinking of sealing up is mahogany.

If deck sealant is good enough to keep rain out of the exposed on our patios why don't we use it on our boats?
Some of us already have.......
__________________

__________________
Sailmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 21:08   #3
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,198
Images: 24
Already have...? Used Thompson Water Seal on your boat? How did that work out for you?
__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 21:52   #4
Senior Cruiser
 
Ocean Girl's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In transit ( Texas to wherever the wind blows us)
Boat: Pacific Seacraft a Crealock 34
Posts: 4,115
Images: 2
Semco, comes in 2 colors or clear. Though I really don't trust keeping anything but teak bare.
Erika
__________________
Mrs. Rain Dog~Ocean Girl
https://raindogps34.wordpress.com
Ocean Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 22:08   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,198
Images: 24
Would you call coating something with Semco or Thompson's "keeping it bare"?
__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 23:05   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
Ocean Girl's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In transit ( Texas to wherever the wind blows us)
Boat: Pacific Seacraft a Crealock 34
Posts: 4,115
Images: 2
ALERT** my snobby varnish lady self will give her 2 cents.

Sorry but yes a sealer is not good enough, it will not stand up and can allow rot. Now I am a purist and a bit narrow in my view about woods. Is this your bowsprit? If I had a mahogany bowsprit I'd Smith epoxy and varnish it, or smith epoxy and paint it white...sorry! IMHO teak is the only wood dense enough to stand up to rot, so for teak any finish or bare will work. Mahogany needs varnish, or epoxy, or paint. If ya choose to paint, be sure to varnish or epoxy before painting.
Erika

PS And for God's sake don't let anyone talk you into cetol on mahogany

......... Ok the snobby varnish lady will go back to the recesses of my brain now.
__________________
Mrs. Rain Dog~Ocean Girl
https://raindogps34.wordpress.com
Ocean Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25-03-2010, 23:19   #7
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Cruising NC, FL, Bahamas, TCI & VIs
Boat: 1964 Pearson Ariel 'Faith' / Pearson 424, sv Emerald Tide
Posts: 1,531
Ocean Girl,

It is ok to be 'snobby varnish girl' when you are right. You are absolutely right.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ocean Girl View Post
ALERT** my snobby varnish lady self will give her 2 cents.

Sorry but yes a sealer is not good enough, it will not stand up and can allow rot. Now I am a purist and a bit narrow in my view about woods. Is this your bowsprit? If I had a mahogany bowsprit I'd Smith epoxy and varnish it, or smith epoxy and paint it white...sorry! IMHO teak is the only wood dense enough to stand up to rot, so for teak any finish or bare will work. Mahogany needs varnish, or epoxy, or paint. If ya choose to paint, be sure to varnish or epoxy before painting.
Erika

PS And for God's sake don't let anyone talk you into cetol on mahogany

......... Ok the snobby varnish lady will go back to the recesses of my brain now.
__________________
s/v 'Faith' is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-03-2010, 10:06   #8
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,198
Images: 24
No, no cetol on my bowsprit, that got 3 coats of epoxy and 3 of Schooner, it looks pretty sweet too. No I was thinking of adding a few things here and there on the boat, maybe I will just buy some of that starboard stuff instead.
__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2010, 16:36   #9
Senior Cruiser
 
Ocean Girl's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: In transit ( Texas to wherever the wind blows us)
Boat: Pacific Seacraft a Crealock 34
Posts: 4,115
Images: 2
oh, ok. I feel better, I had visions of a shady looking character, twirling a black mustache, going psst psst hey kid, I got this magical wood coating called cetal..:-)

Hey, when do we get to see a pic of that bowsprit?
__________________
Mrs. Rain Dog~Ocean Girl
https://raindogps34.wordpress.com
Ocean Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 27-03-2010, 22:42   #10
Senior Cruiser
 
unbusted67's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Islesboro, ME
Boat: Looking for a new boat
Posts: 2,198
Images: 24
As soon as I spend even more money on a new digital camera. My last one didn't make it back from Baja. I have to say though that that bowsprit is about the nicest thing I've ever done. I had a thread while back called "I suck at wood work" and now I would like to revoke that statement. I just hope it goes back on. It is sitting in the closet of my teeny apartment along with sails, rigging, gas cans and a 10 hp yamaha. I will definitely post pics when I get a new camera though.
__________________

__________________
unbusted67 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dumb Question? 'Beaching' vs 'Running Aground' planetluvver The Sailor's Confessional 118 03-08-2014 15:36
Another dumb old newbie question bigalcalbisque General Sailing Forum 5 25-04-2009 21:10
Dumb Cat Question #2 ssullivan Multihull Sailboats 13 05-02-2008 18:04
A simple, dumb question. Gator81 Multihull Sailboats 2 23-01-2007 13:58
Dumb Question maybe kcrompton General Sailing Forum 4 29-12-2004 13:52



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:34.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.