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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I think I will try stain on a piece of scrap first then epoxy to see if they can be used together. Should be a decent test.
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I love it! That is awesome! thanks
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Only the deck, paint on the rest, It is plywood, by the same token, painted looks like painted plywood. I like natural but, you are correct, it will look like plywood. Wood would definitely be better. That said, it is what it is. lol
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    What about stain to even the color out first?
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Deck, paint or natural? definitely pain on sides and underside of hull
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    opinions?
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    True fact!
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Looks like I may be able to go natural on the deck like I want. YAY!!!
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    no apparent damage anywhere
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I'm going to need to find a mast for the javelin, apparently someone clipped a tree with it, boom, sails and the rest are good to go
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Looks Great!
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Got it!
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    money in my pocket, waiting on a phone call :) thanks
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    He has all paperwork on both boat and trailer from last year. I guess he's moving south and has 3 other boats to move. This is his spare and he wants it gone quickly. If I find another, I will have another project. :) I'm not good at parting repairable things in general, boats in particular...
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    LOL, My wife asked today if I'm keeping all of them, I said, not sure. The oday I found while looking for a trailer. Guy want's 100 bucks for both, trailer makes transport so much easier than the racks on my truck. basically a free boat. He has everything but the mast.
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I may be picking up an oday javelin, price is right
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I know about maintenance, I still have a late 60s Folbot that was built from a kit, kind of a cross between a canoe a kayak. Wooden frame with a vinyl /canvas skin. I bought this one after searching for 15 years. I built one when I was a kid with my uncle. We had it until the mid 80s when it was...
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I was afraid of that, oh well, just a thought Thanks
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    Regarding rails, rudder and daggerboard, is ther any reason to not use hard maple? I have quite a bit on hand and if it makes no real difference. I would like to put it to good use. Thanks in advance for any input.
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    Early 50s sailfish restore

    I was looking at my mini over the weekend, it has no name, I'm thinking Jetsam may be appropriate :)
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