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    Quote Originally Posted by Philpott View Post
    Last summer I scrubbed Dura Materís sole but then it got dirty again so quickly!
    A small, inexpensive, throw rug, remnant, or runner, for cruising, can catch a lot of stuff, and then can be shaken out to leeward. Very nice on the feet during chilly mornings.
    You can leave it on the dock for racing.
    The Sea is my Church; the Boat is my Pew.

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    Yes, get a rug. Cover it all up before this project happens to you:

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    Last edited by BobJ; 05-15-2020 at 07:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intermission View Post
    I have teak slats on the cockpit seats. Sanding and bleaching are yearly jobs at the very least. I used to mix the powder and water to create the oxalic acid, but have switched to using FSR from Davis (the blue goo), because it hangs better on my cockpit grate, and there is no mixing involved.
    If you bleach around the light spot, it may lessen in contrast?
    A little bit of wallpaper adhesive in your oxalic acid solution will give a nice cling for a lot less $$$!

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    UNCLE!

    After botching up one piece and seeing bad wood and delam in a couple others, today I turned the project over to a pro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    UNCLE!

    After botching up one piece and seeing bad wood and delam in a couple others, today I turned the project over to a pro.
    See? This is what happens when you have a really nice boat!!
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    Thanks. She's a really nice boat but she has no sole.

    At least not at the moment.

    Two words: Stimulus check.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    Two words: Stimulus check.

    I'm starting to wonder; are they a myth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    Yes, get a rug. Cover it all up before this project happens to you:
    Once the floor gets refinished, I think you'll really like how much it brightens up her interior; but yes, rugs can protect too.

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    I confess: Early-on I experimented with the concept of covering it over:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobJ View Post
    UNCLE! After botching up one piece and seeing bad wood and delam in a couple others, today I turned the project over to a pro.
    Oh, that's too bad! Ouch, indeed! And since you are briefly distracted by your own misfortune here's where I brag shamelessly about Dura Mater's upgrades, installed by the same electrician-magician who added what his sweetheart referred to as "bespoke electronics" to your boat:

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    to a man of your elevated expectations, mere trinkets. But to DM and me? Luxuries long desired.

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