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Old 07-01-2004, 06:49 AM   #11
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Thank you all again! The finish is actually easy to do, but a lot of(enjoyable) work.
Here's the method I use to obtain a great finish. First the hull was sanded
by hand and a palm sander with coarse(100 grit) paper until the planking is uniform. Next, hand sanding with 220 grit (wet or dry type paper) until very smooth. Vacumn the entire surface with a soft brush attachment , the wipe down , using a soft cloth dampened with Varsol. Now check the surface for any imperfections and fill using "stained" filler(Lepages) to
fill small gaps etc. Sand them with 220 and wipe down again. Now it's time to stain the entire hull. Brush on a nice, even, coat and let it sit for 10 minutes or so , the wipe it down with a soft, dry cloth to even it out. After letting it dry overnight I did a second coat to obtain the desired depth of Red Mahogany. After that has dried for a couple of days it's time to glass the bottom up to the waterline, masking off the rest of the hull. I used 1/2 oz cloth and Minwax Satin Spar Urethane instead of resin and it worked great. Once dried, the rest of the hull was given it's first coat of "Satin" Urethane after( dry) wiping it down again, followed by a wipe with a Tack cloth. Once dry , it's time to sand again, but NOT with sandpaper. I use "Red" 3M sanding pads to roughin the surface for the next coat , then a damp(Varsol) wipedown.Be very careful doing this to avoid sanding down to the stain, especially on edges. From this point I use as many coats of satin that it takes to completely fill the grain.
Once that is done it's time for the first coat of Minwax "Clear Gloss" . Now that (and the rest of the coats) can be Carefully wet sanded with "Wet or Dry" 400 grit paper. That's about it.
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Old 07-01-2004, 07:57 AM   #12
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Great job looks like a Chris Craft runabout the Riverara . How did you do the deck planking ? Did you paint the white lines? sarnia Ontario has a wooden boat show in the Summer not sure the time or date if you are interested, also Muskoka too.
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Old 07-02-2004, 05:26 AM   #13
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I have a booth in the Flea Market at the ACBS annual boat show in Gravenhurst tomorrow. My other hobby is old boats and outboards.
The lines(caulking) between the deck planks is simulated with styrene strips.
Thanks for your praise.
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george ..sweet looking boat ! the f16 idea,s a killer too!! i,m just getting around to painting that kawi 750 for parry sound next weekend...can you make my bike shine like that ?? you do real nice work...take care...rob m
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