Painting Teak Railings and Window Frames

  •  11/20/2015 12:00:00 AM
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The older Tiawan trawlers (my 1989 Marine Trader, for example) have been built with extensive teak trim all over the exterior - virtually everything on the exterior that is not fiberglass or window glass is teak - bulwark cap and railings, window/door frames, bow pulpit, gratings, bridge trim, and hatches. In my view, here in Virginia USA, bright coatings for any teak that cannot be kept under cover are not practical, and if you can't live with gray weathered, here is a multi-year low maintenan...
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Defeating Stitch & Glue Construction Insanity

  •  2/9/2015 12:00:00 AM
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There are many opportunities for temporary insanity while building small boats using the 'fast and easy' stitch and glue building technique. If you are not careful and begin construction of a second boat, this insanity might become permanent. Gravity is your friend: It will prevent you and  the project boat from flying off into space, and it will insure that most of  the glue (the mixed epoxy) stays in the container. That is all. Gravity is your enemy: Gravity will be your constant adversa...
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