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post #7 of Old 02-01-2008
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Older boats, hmm, I have one of them. Six inch wide teak planks for the sole and lot's of mahogany. I you want the mile deep finish for the wood you have, that takes proper finishing of the varnish. Wet sanding with 1500/2000 followed by slow machine buffing will bring out the grain in amazing detail. As far as older boats go, there are turds and there are TURDS. I happened to get a classic turd that's built like a tank, weighs 14K Lbs and sails really well. Is the maintenance headache worth it? Ask me when Oh Joy's turning everyone's head as I slide into an anchorage or marina. It's worth it to me.
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