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  1. General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hello, I'm in the process of painting my Irwin 30 topsides. I've faired and sanded and am moving into the priming and painting phase. I'm using Alexseal finishing primer and Alexseal 501 paint. I'm going to be using a roller to apply all the coats. I will be painting outdoors at approx. 70...
  2. Gear & Maintenance
    Hi All-- We've got some pretty severe dock rash in our topsides (gel coat). Any tips on painting? No glass damage... Thanks!
  3. Gear & Maintenance
    Thoughts on which is better topside paint... AwlGrip or Interlux Brightside, or something else. I am looking to refinish my topside, and was wondering if anyone has first-hand experience with either of these products or something else. I plan to roll or roll & tip the finish. I am looking for...
  4. O'Day
    HELP! Rain water gets into my boat from where the starboard handrail bolts enter the cabin. The boat has these access holes in the cabin ceiling that are covered by plastic plugs to service the nuts that hold down the handrail bolts. This is where water seems to accumulate. I have caulked the...
  5. Gear & Maintenance
    I'm looking to buy a '78 Catalina 30 that appears to have some issues with the non-skid. I'm trying to get an idea of how extensive the fix may be. Is it a basic new non-skid application or even more significant top-side work? Has anyone seen something like this and can offer some advice...
  6. Gear & Maintenance
    So after much research online trying to get my Awlgripped topsides renewed I kept finding info saying that it is not recommended to use anything on Awgrip except Awlwash and Awlcare... Well, my new to me boat (Destinada) topsides came to me in horrible shape with lots of dulling...
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