Removing varnish?

Trying to remove varnish, stain too.

Hardware store stuff is not doing the job.

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Removing Cetol

by Harvey
(Maine)

What is the best way to remove old Cetol finish prior to redoing my teak?

Thanks!

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Low Heat
by: Slim

If your heat gun has a high and low setting use low and be patient. Good luck.

Citris-Strip
by: Carl

I used Citris-Strip to remove Cetol.

It's a gel and you leave it on for hours and let it work.

Clean up with water.

Hot Air Gun
by: Mike

Yea, a hot air gun will make an otherwise very difficult scraping job much easier.

It takes a little practice to determine how long to keep the blower in one spot, but once in the groove, follow with a sharp scraper and the old Cetol will come off in ribbons.

Sand smooth with 80 grit paper, remove dust with tack cloths and rub all bare teak with an acetone wipe down, prior to applying your first sealer coat.

One additional suggestion is for getting into the corners that a normal scraper won't work in.

Take a small piece of Lexan type acrylic and cut one edged at a 45 degree angle.

You can maintain the edge with sandpaper and it works great without being hard enough to damage anything.

Use a heat gun and scraper.
by: Bill

Use a heat gun and scraper.

If a little remains in the grain, then sand that off to bare wood.

The "trick" is to only heat enough to slightly soften the Cetol.

Work in a continuous motion with the heat gun just ahead of the scraper.

If you overheat and melt the Cetol into a sticky mess, let it cool and start again, but it will be more difficult to remove once melted too much.

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Scott-Atwater Motor

by Lisa Kendt
(Clyde, NY)

I have a 1958 22 HP Scott-Atwater motor.

Does anyone know if you can still get parts for these?

See Lisa’s 1958 Elgin

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Scott-Atwater Motor
by: Slim60

You can place a free ad on AOMCI website.

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rudder size

by Jeff D
(Connecticut)

How do I calculate the rudder size in square inches or ft to have proper size for small centerboard sailboat, flat-bottom approx 10 ft at waterline?

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Need Supplier for Misc Parts for 1964 Thompson Wooden Boat

by Jim
(Athens, Ala)

Looking for original or reproduction parts for 1964 Thompson mahogany lapstrake boat.

Thanks.
email Jim at: tallandslimharleyrider@yahoo.com

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1949 Chris Craft Sportsman

What wood are the ribs made of?

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Sheathing a Boat with Linen Cloth and Epoxy

by Bill W.
(Bozeman, MT)

Can a boat or s.u.p. be sheathed with linen cloth and epoxy?

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Sheathing a boat with linen
by: Cal

Well Bill all these products have been used in the past.

Not sure where you live but the lotus car factory uses sisal mixed with hemp, this is stronger then carbon fiber and not hard to work.

The work part of it is to keep a smooth strong surface straight, cotton hard to work if this is on the cheep, try silk its strong it stretches and comes in all colours.

Good luck Bill

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Fire Fly or Mustang 14 build with PWC jet power

by Fred Schneider
(Fishkill, NY, United States.)

Has anyone built either of these boats?

What does anyone have to recommend if we attempt to power with a 650/700cc Yamaha PWC propulsion system?

This will be my first build. I have carpentry skills, just not a boat yet...

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