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Regarding Hull Wax - recently put Treewax on our 46', 15yr old, white gel coat hull after compounding. Had better results in past with 3M Performance Paste wax. Does anyone know if there is an issue if we apply a couple coats of 3m Performance Paste wax over the Tree wax?
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

My lazarette organizers. Some scrap Sapele with some slots routed to fit some Velcro one wrap through.
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kgs: What are the things in your cockpit drains?
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Regarding Hull Wax - recently put Treewax on our 46', 15yr old, white gel coat hull after compounding. Had better results in past with 3M Performance Paste wax. Does anyone know if there is an issue if we apply a couple coats of 3m Performance Paste wax over the Tree wax?
Well normally you can put carnauba wax wax over synthetic, but not the other way around. I am not familiar with 3M Performance but it likely has cleaners that will remove the carnauba anyway. For Trewax to work it needs a very very clean and buffed surface as I don't think it has much in the way of cleaning agents. I am partial to Connolite Fleet wax/metal wax or Finish Kare 1000P Hi-Temp Paste Wax. Both will need a clean buffed finish as they don't contain polishes, though I think the metal wax does.

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kgs: What are the things in your cockpit drains?
Those are expanded aluminium mesh screens for gutters. There are trees near my boat the the screens keep debris from plugging my cockpit drains and causing a flood. I can get better pictures next time I'm at the boat. They are low budget for sure!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

I haven't posted projects here for a while but thought you guys might like this one.

A new sail is definitely not low buck. But what if you could improve the shape of your existing sails for just the cost of a little whipping twine and your time?

Raising the shrunken bolt rope luff of your sails is inexpensive and can make a big improvement.

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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

Wow . . . . Impressive change . . Thank you for that . . .
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NICE TOS!
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Re: Low buck projects- Let's see 'em!

That is an incredible difference, and I am definitely going to look into doing the same!

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