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Old 11-07-2006, 23:43   #1
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Re-Finishing Cabin Sole-Ultimate Sole-Anyone used it?

Has anyone used Ultimat Sole? Bob bitchin in Latts and Atts swears by the stuff, but he probably gets his for free. Would love to hear about your experience with this product. I am getting ready to refinish my cabin sole and Ultimate Sole sounds good but...?

I am especially interested in it's coverage rate. It seems wildly optimistic as claimed in their web site.

Any advice or opinions on how best to complete this job will be appreciated. Since virtually all of my sole is able to be removed I am intending to do the job in my garage, kind of an assembly line I hope.

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Old 14-07-2006, 22:14   #2
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Bon question, Alan. And let's expand the subject to anyone who's tried the new Ulimate Brightwork product. I have several teak forests of new coachroof to varnish soon in the brutal Trini sun; will Ultimate be more durable than good ol' Epiphanes?
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Aloha Alan,
I hope it doesn't finish slick and smooth so that you can skid around below in a seaway.
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We had a discussion about it on another thread.
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SkprJohn; the claim of ultimate sole and several folks who have used it is that it actually increases your footing when wet. This is their claim to fame. I put the same question up on the SSCA board and 5 people replied who have used it and they all rave about it and say it is everything that the maker claims. So we shall see.

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found the thread on it varnishing cabin floors
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I am certainly not downplaying Ultimate sole. I would love to try that stuff, but I don't know if it is available here. Anyone in Kiwi land seen it???
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Cabin Sole Finish?

I'm certainly no expert, but...

I have enjoyed beautiful success with a McClusky product available from Ace Hardware called GymSeal. It's a single part flexible coating commonly used on basketball courts and gymnasiums and has remained in fine condition on our teak & holy sole for the past three years under severe conditions. It comes in gloss or satin finish. $17 USD / quart.

And I reckon a school gymnasium suffers far more abuse than any boat ever will - provided a competent skipper keeps her off the rocks.

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Alan,
I recently refinished the sole on my Cheoy Lee 44 with Ultumate Sole I picked up at the boat show">Annapolis Boat Show last fall. I was amazed at how shiny it was and still not slippery. Coverage I put down 2 coats and it took slightly less than 2 quarts, which was about 20% more than predicted. I put a 3rd coat on high wear areas until it was gone.
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Thanks ASok for replying to both my posts. So far no one that has actually used the Ultimate Sole has anything but great things to say about it. I am definitely going to give it a try.
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