I really prefer a natural finish inside an open boat. It's nicer looking to
me than paint. Varnish actually looks better longer too, and shows the dirt
less. If upkeep is a worry, an oil based "boat soup" is a good alternative.
When that starts looking dry just slap on summore.
On Jun 11, 2013 8:50 PM, "m1k3_0ynx" <msingle5@...> wrote:
> Hi, Paul,
> I did make use of the links you provided, very nice! I'm not currently on
> FaceBook, but I might have to go back to it, since you mentioned it. I
> suppose there's quite a few builders putting up pics & info on it.
> As for sailing, I'm 61 now and have been sailing since about the 8th
> grade. As a kid, I made one cruse in a 12ft for 8 days with a friend, half
> of that out in the Gulf of Mexico, the rest in Tampa Bay. The "upper" end
> of my experience was a 26ft Westerly Centaur. Most of my sailing was in
> 23ft boats. And a great deal of my sailing was done solo.
> As for building, I did build a 15ft(+) pirogue, partly stitch & glue, but
> with solid stem & stern post, all fasteners removed when it was over. But
> now, I am kind of draw towards nail & glue, with internal or external
> chines. Never built one myself, but I have helped build and repair several
> plank-on-frame boats as well.
> I read about using varnish on the inside of the Piccup Squared in the
> description on DuckWorks. I'm still trying to remember if I've come across
> that before in one of the older books I no longer have. As interesting as
> it is, that's one thing I'd really hate to try, and then decide it wasn't
> such a good idea. Lot of work to remove that much varnish and start over.
> I'd sill like to find out how that worked out in the long term.
> Mike S.
> Spring Hill, FL
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