Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 17-07-2017, 11:54   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Boat: Tashiba-31
Posts: 240
Images: 1
Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

I want to move the clock/barometer to a location a bit more accessible. I've removed them from the cabin wall and found that there are now round dark spots where they used to be.

Any way to deal with this without sanding down the whole wall?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	wall.JPG
Views:	159
Size:	89.4 KB
ID:	152079  
__________________

__________________
dmksails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2017, 13:07   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Sailmonkey's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Houston
Boat: '76 Allied Seawind II, 32'
Posts: 6,120
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

Shine a UV light directly on the spots for a few months?
__________________

__________________
Sailmonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2017, 15:29   #3
Moderator
 
a64pilot's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Albany Ga.
Boat: Island Packet 38
Posts: 17,973
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

Mine are not so apparent, over time you will get used to them and no longer notice
__________________
a64pilot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2017, 17:00   #4
Registered User
 
deblen's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Grand Manan,N.B.,Canada N44.40 W66.50
Boat: Mascot 28 pilothouse motorsailer 28ft
Posts: 1,548
Images: 1
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

Pic of your favorite politician? or in-law?

Seriously-you can play with bleach &/or sanding,but very hard to get a perfect match. Covering it may be the answer.

/ Len
__________________
My personal experience & humble opinions-feel free to ignore both
deblen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2017, 17:02   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: California Coast
Boat: Beneteau Oceanis 331
Posts: 681
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

Put the clock and barometer back where they were and move on to the next project.
__________________
Liam Wald is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2017, 18:54   #6
Registered User

Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 931
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

Maybe a teak magazine rack. Left empty it will blend into the background.
__________________
SecondBase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 08:44   #7
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 182
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

The lack of help so far is because there is no easy solution. I do like the idea of masking off the area and hooting with UV. A neat experiment. Mine were lighter underneath from darkening varnish. Covering is probably the best option.
__________________
rbrentp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 08:59   #8
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 672
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

We're in the process of covering ours. One is from a large chartholder. Placed in a location that narrowed the hall until I either hit my shoulder or had to turn a bit sideways to pass. We're covering it with a framed chart of our home waters.

We have another after removing a very poorly placed paper towel holder. We're not sure how to address that one yet.

I'm not sure sanding through the stain, then refinishing is feasible.
__________________
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 09:08   #9
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Saint Lucie county FLa
Boat: 35' Pearson sloop
Posts: 389
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

I covered mine with a big, framed, small scale chart of our primary cruising area! Works good!
__________________
lesterbutch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 09:35   #10
Registered User

Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 547
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

I have a piece of art I was saving for that corner, but lately I've been thinking of cleaning up Grandad's old hurricane lamp and making a bracket to stow it securely in the corner.

(Instead of sanding, you could try stripping or bleaching, but I think anything you do will involve the whole bulkhead.)
__________________
toddster8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 12:15   #11
Senior Cruiser
 
northwestsailor's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Kenai, AK
Boat: Meta Dalu 47
Posts: 292
Images: 10
Send a message via AIM to northwestsailor Send a message via Skype™ to northwestsailor
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

I had the same problem where PO had taken his favorite paintings etc..I did nothing except a little oil and voila after about three years not much shows.
__________________
Victor Raymond
S/V Rajah Laut
1988 Meta Dalu 47

completion by Peter Smith
northwestsailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 12:30   #12
֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎֍֎

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 13,604
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

The dark areas could just be a discoloration of the varnish or finish, in which case it is easier to lightly sand down the entire panel and refinish it, than it would be for most folks to try just refinishing and blending the smaller area.

But wood can also be "burned" by contact with metals. That's why fine cabinetmakers use brass screws, because any iron contact will leave black "burns" in wood, permanently.

A picture, a fake-porthole mirror, a stuffed deer head...you know, whatever looks good covering up the spot, until you get around to refinishing the bulkhead.

And check out 3M Command strips and hooks, they make a damned good way to hang things on the wall without making any extra holes in it. All they need is a *clean* surface and 24 hours to set their bond, before you put weight on them.
__________________
hellosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 12:49   #13
Registered User
 
hamburking's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Kingston Ont Canada
Boat: Looking for my next boat!
Posts: 2,363
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

Add one part gin to 3 parts tonic. Add a lime wedge.
That should help.
__________________
hamburking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 14:54   #14
Registered User
 
navysurfer's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Sarasota
Boat: 37 Tayana Pilot House
Posts: 52
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

If not Rinse and repeat, with more Gin, honestly its tough to match, some great advice so far,

Good luck
__________________
navysurfer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-07-2017, 16:01   #15
Senior Cruiser
 
Jim Cate's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: cruising SW Pacific
Boat: Jon Sayer 1-off 46 ft fract rig sloop strip plank in W Red Cedar
Posts: 12,074
Re: Wall Spots where clock/barometer where

Keep clock and baro, buy new boat!

Or learn to live with it until you find something new to put there!

Jim
__________________

__________________
Jim and Ann s/v Insatiable II , lying Twofold Bay, Eden,NSW after our 32d crossing of Bass Strait!
Jim Cate 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
For Sale: "Boston" Series Brass Clock and Barometer - chelsea clock co. pressuredrop Classifieds Archive 0 26-04-2016 13:12
For Sale: 7" bronze clock/barometer set "victory" pressuredrop Classifieds Archive 6 12-08-2015 10:04
For Sale: Clock and Barometer Pair SaltyBard Classifieds Archive 4 20-03-2014 07:15
For Sale: Wempe Ship's Clock and Barometer (Sydney, Australia) wmollers Classifieds Archive 0 16-02-2014 01:04
For Sale: Waterproof Clock & Barometer SaltyBard Classifieds Archive 3 07-02-2014 09:05



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:28.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.