1962 Grady White

by Greg Warsow
(Flat Rock, MI)

1962 Grady White.

1962 Grady White.

1962 Grady White.

Original 40 HP Johnson Electric Start & Trailer.

Stored in a garage for 25 to 30 years.

Great shape.

No rot.

Currently removing all bright work and preparing mahogany deck, window frame and seat.

Plan to use Epifanes Clear Varnish High Gloss on mahogany and Epifanes Yacht Paint on hull & bottom.

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May 28, 2022
Finish color
by: Simple Sailor

I'm assuming,then,that by " removing the bright work" you are returning it to bare wood. I'm not. I only have to scuff a large portion of the existing finish but have partial replacement of wood in certain areas meaning the tone may be far off. New mahogany v.s old can be quite different. Mahogany can be supplied from a completely different region or country. Plus, I read somewhere that they used a mahogany stain. For and to what extent I have not been able to confirm. I'm unfortunately a skeptic especially when the task is so tedious and time consuming. Teak was many times used and then stained to represent another species. Stain was also used to conform two slightly different shades of a single species to conform them into a united tone. Are you sure your deck is mahogany? I know the window framing is. Also the seats and hard woods.
Thanks for getting back to me. I need another set of eyes and trench buddy to weather the process ahead.

May 28, 2022
Finish color
by: Simple CaptainAnonymous

Are you going to stain the wood before varnishing? Not sure if new install of matching wood species will result in a large color variance between new and old.

Apr 04, 2022
Have the same boat !
by: Simple Sailor


Your boat looks great.

I bought mine at the end of last season and used it once before the weather took over. Mine needs a fare amount of work but not too bad. The original engine was shot so it came with an Evinrude 70.

I'm interested in your refinish and storage ideas...plus more. Takes awhile to acclimate to a wooden boat. Never had one.

Well, would like to chat more...exchange experiences on the rebuild and help me get accustom to the new voyage.

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