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Old 09-01-2004, 03:03 PM
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hey all, im in the process of sanding a wooden boat on the inside to bare wood.(it was poorly painted previously) does anyone have ideas on what to seal it with or how to? i want it to be clear.
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Epoxy will be your best sealer however it will degrade in UV if it is not painted.
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do i want it completly sealed? i really dont want to paint it. i like the wood grain look
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I would bet that your wood already has the epoxy embedded into the wood?? Did you build this yourself or buy it? Do you know who made the kit? Most wooden boat builders use West Systems epoxy, mine was anyway, and the interior is finished with a clear marine spar varnish, the outside was already painted in white which I just refinished in a nice green with the clear oak accents.

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'll find a site i've saved for you,,a group here has been collecting classic wood driftboats used by guides here decades back,intending to open a museum of sorts,certainly you can use any `clear',,,it's all about maintenance,,what's the boat?
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there is no epoxy on the inside, i got it off ebay for $200(boat, oars, trailer, anchor system, cracking interior paint.) i have no idea who made it.

its a 14 ft. drit boat i think. epoxyied outside and poorly painted inside. im not sure if its a drift boat because its set up to row from the front. could it be a dory? anyways i like it and if it tracks crappy on a river ill use it as a lake boat.
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