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Old 01-07-2013, 23:27   #1
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Hi Everyone!

I just realized that I should probably introduce myself before I continue replying to threads so here goes....

I'm a young guy with a lot of boating experience but still relatively new to sailing. My first sailing experience was on a Mason 44 and now I'm the proud owner of a Clipper 32 Aft Cabin Ketch.

Currently, I spend my days doing yacht restoration and thoroughly enjoy it. I'm also a live aboard. So you could say that I live, breathe and sleep boats. It's a wonderful life!

I've been lurking here for a couple years and have learned so much and I look forward to learning more. Thank you, in advance!

Future plans include cruising and living a lot more of the boat life.

Attached is some of the work that I do if any of you are interested....
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Old 02-07-2013, 00:11   #2
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Hello... Welcome to CF
Hope that teak deck in the pic is not epoxied... if so the owner will want your balls inside 18mths when its yellowed and lifting all over,,
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:02   #4
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Hope that teak deck in the pic is not epoxied... if so the owner will want your balls inside 18mths when its yellowed and lifting all over,,
Lol no it's not epoxied. It has around 10 coats of manowar #7509 gloss varnish per the owners specifications.
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Lol no it's not epoxied. It has around 10 coats of manowar #7509 gloss varnish per the owners specifications.
We do **** right around here.
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Welcome to the forum. Well...varnish on the deck? I'm glad the owner is taking responsibility for the decision. It will lift also. Nice to have you aboard.
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Welcome to the forum, I don't show anyone photos of the green stuff growing on my bright work for fear of being drummed out of the CF club.
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Welcome to the forum. Well...varnish on the deck? I'm glad the owner is taking responsibility for the decision. It will lift also. Nice to have you aboard.
This is true but untrue at the same time. Any coating will fail eventually and, as you undoubtedly know, the key to varnish is keeping it maintained. In this case, the boat is a restoration, so it's keeping true to its original specifications from the manufacturer (Chris Craft).

The other piece you see, which is on a Roughwater 33 sail boat was oiled which is my preference due to its ease of maintenance for the owner.

Some clients want what they want and you won't ever be able to sway them...even with printed facts right in front of their face.

It's nice to be able to talk about this kind of stuff with someone who knows what they're talking about. My landlubber friends just don't get it.
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Yes...I also do boat work here on the left coast. I always tell them it's not how long it lasts...it's the time it takes to refinish. Cetol got a bad rap in it's infancy but now the have a "Teak like" honey finish which look quite nice and lasts waaaaay longer than varnish.
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Greetings Seattle!! Welcome to CF!! I have a brother who lives in Tacoma, and works for Boeing building this airplane thingys!! Excellent work in those photos.
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Yes...I also do boat work here on the left coast. I always tell them it's not how long it lasts...it's the time it takes to refinish. Cetol got a bad rap in it's infancy but now the have a "Teak like" honey finish which look quite nice and lasts waaaaay longer than varnish.
Have you ever tried starbrite teak oil? I've used it on couple of jobs and really liked it. I chose it based on a study where it was compared to 4 others and came out on top. Cetol is a good product too.
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Aloha and welcome aboard!
Good to have you here. Always looking for recommendations on how to do the brightwork.
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