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Date Posted: - Wednesday - 11/ 8/06 - 11:38am
Author: Will Holoman M31 Salvia
Subject: Interesting
In reply to: Will Holoman M31 Salvia 's message, "Really..." on - Tuesday - 11/ 7/06 - 2:22pm

I find it interesting when "business" owners don't seem interested in work. I tried three different riggers before one even showed up to estimate adding roller furling to Salvia. Naturally, he got the job - for 3 grand!! These people must be independently wealthy to turn away work like that!
I am curious why it's so much work to refinish your caprail. I buy jet-speed varnish from WM for the first coat on bare wood then add subsequent coats of UV resistant Schooner varnish with good results. Of course, I'm more interested in protection than the perfect varnish job, but it always looks good.
I know it's taboo to suggest this in SoCal right now but a couple of day laborers can plow through a sanding job in short order.

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> finishing caprails -- John & Jan, - Monday - 11/27/06 - 4:22pm

GRIN... It has taken us an amazing amount of time to complete any work. I suppose a lot of it has to do with living on a mooring ball. "Whoops! I forgot to get the XYZ" Then it's row 1/3 mile back to shore, hop in the car... row back... light's gone, weekend's over... And a major factor is our quest for perfection. We are so in love with ST that each job must be perfect. That means learning from our mistakes (which are many) and being willing to start over.

I've got to say the rails finally look spectacular though. We found sanding to bare wood, two coats of tung oil and six coats of Epivanes look great. Now we need to make covers to hide it all! LOL.

John & Jan
Santa Teresa
San Diego

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