Sealing the Hull of a Mahogany Runabout.

by Dennis
(Newport beach)

What is the best way to seal the hull of a mahogany runabout epoxy or varnish?

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May 19, 2012
the best ways

If the boat is to be left in the water and is planked, it will need to swell up.

Do not seal it.

Use bottom paint

If it is a small trailerable runabout, seal the seams (inside and out) with epoxy with a bonding filler, then use at least three coats of marine oil based enamel.

May 19, 2012
Mahogany Varnish
by: Anonymous

Assuming that she is an old mahogany planked boat I would just use varnish, a traditional oil based varnish.

Epoxy is ok for new plywood.

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