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by Paul Esterle

Varnishes, Oils, and a Little Heresy

By Paul EsterlePhotos by Billy... | Posted April 2008 | Add a Comment

What finishing technique is best? These suggestions may surprise you.Ask any ten boaters how they protect the wood on their boats, and you'll get ten different answers, sometimes at length. There is no question that the deep, lustrous look of 12 coats of gloss varnish on a caprail epitomizes boating elegance, but living with that

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After the Fall

By Paul Esterle | Posted August 2006 | Add a Comment

Editorial deadlines are a funny thing. As I write this, it's hovering around 90 degrees outside, and everyone is getting ready for July 4th. However, the topic of this story reminds me that as sure as death and taxes, winter is on the horizon. And for those of us in the colder climes, that not only means months of no boating, it also means storing our boats, and

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