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Re: Chesapeake Double
Posted by Jim S on Jun 2, 2004
Emmett, my dbl looks just great with just one coat of varnish. (no paint) Before sanding the bottom looked bad, but lots of sandpaper; first 80 grit then 220 and the whole thing was very smooth. I tested the entire surface buy wiping the boat down with a damp cloth. (This imitates what the surface will look like when varnished.) Since it looked ok wet I cleaned up the shop, vacumed up any dust, and brushed on the varnish, wow what a change. So sand it down real good, wipe it off with the wet cloth, then decide on a paint scheme.
In Response to: Re: Chesapeake Double by Emmett Hodder on Jun 2, 2004