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Old 01-08-2014
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Re: Pros and cons of steel sailboats

Originally Posted by Classic30 View Post
That reminds me of the standard turn-of-phrase we were taught on Deck : something like "If it doesn't move, paint it: If it moves, paint it 'till it doesn't!".
Sounds like a variation on the old instructions to enlisted naval crew - "If it moves, salute it, if it doesn't move, paint it."

Years ago I read some good advice about brightwork on offshore cruisers. It was to give it all a good varnish finish and then paint over that. Whilst out on the ocean you get the simplicity and durability of a paint finish but once the cruising is done, it can be stripped back and returned to a bright finish without having to sand deeply to get the paint out of the wood grain.

Best of both worlds.
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