Boatworks

Replacing Fixed Portlights

by Don Casey, Posted April 29, 2013

Let’s start with a tip. Kits sold in auto stores for polishing headlamps can also restore the clarity to portlights. If your plastic portlights are cloudy, not crazed, this is where you should start.


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The drawers have never been painted before and are made of plywood. What kind of paint should we use?


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Down to the Bone

by Pip Hurn, Posted April 21, 2013

Often the hardest part of refinishing wood on a boat is getting the old finish off. Unfortunately, there is no magic solution. It usually takes a combination of methods, all involving a large tub of elbow grease and a bucket of patience.


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Five industry professionals provide tips on ensuring your boat is ready for the season.


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Varnishing Point

by Mark Corke, Posted April 13, 2013

Any brightwork on your boat, inside or out, needs regular maintenance to stay in top condition. Varnishes are expected to fulfill two important functions—they enhance the natural beauty of the wood and protect it from the elements.


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