Stripping and Fairing Vintage Boats

green mountain buoy stripping

Green Mountain Buoy Stripping Begins

After having masked and taped her off yesterday, we began removing GMB's many layers of ...
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green mountain buoy stripping foredeck

Stripping Green Mountain Buoy’s Foredeck

Let's agree, stripping varnish or paint is just plain WORK! But it is the first ...
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1957 penn yan captivator stripping

1957 Penn Yan Captivator Stripping Update

It is Saturday and the Captivator project continues. The decks and most of the gunwales ...
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1957 penn yan captivator how-to strip stain

1957 Penn Yan Captivator Stripping Continues

This video contains a plea, “If you do not know how to repair rotted members, ...
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1957 penn yan captivator stain stripping

1957 Penn Yan Captivator Stripping Milestone

It was a long, long day. With heat gun in hand, RJ completed stripping the ...
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1955 penn yan commander aristocrat strip bottom paint

How to Strip Bottom Paint Off a 1955 Penn Yan Commander

The 1955 Penn Yan Commander Aristocrat left the factory with her transom, topsides, decks and ...
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1953 shepherd sportsman varnish stripping

1953 Shepherd Sportsman 22′ Varnish Stripping Update

My wife keeps asking, “Why is it taking you so long to just strip the ...
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1946-chris craft brightside u22 bottom stripping

1946 Chris Craft Mahogany U22 Bottom Stripping

Now that the 1946 Chris-Craft mahogany U22 is flipped, we are launching into the True ...
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1946 chris craft brightside u22 stripped

1946 Chris Craft Brightside U22 Stripping Milestone

Another milestone, well, almost fading in our wake. John has a bit of Sikaflex to ...
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1957 lyman runabout paint varnish stripping

1957 Lyman Runabout Paint Varnish Stripping Update

We are so close to being able to shout, “There! The topside paint and transom ...
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1940 lyman yacht tender interior stripping finishing

1940 16′ Lyman Yacht Tender Interior Stripping & Finishing

What a “wonderful” work environment! Not! I have enjoyed two weeks “down under” the flipped ...
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1954 penn yan captivator stripped hull

1954 Penn Yan Captivator Aristocrat Post Stripping Findings

Yesterday we stripped her transom, flipped her, released her splash rails and stripped her bottom ...
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1937 lyman runabout strip bottom

1937 Lyman Runabout – Stripping Eagle’s Bottom

After raising her five feet above the floor, RJ and I have been fully enjoying ...
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1937 lyman runabout hull stripping fairing

1937 Lyman Runabout Hull Stripping & Fairing Update

Our 1937 20-foot Lyman runabout is still planked in her original Philippine mahogany that has ...
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1958 penn yan sealiner stripping

1958 Penn Yan Sealiner Stripping & More

We continue with the most unpleasant elements of wood boat preservation, stripping, sanding sealing and ...
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1956 chris craft capri bottom stripping

1956 Chris Craft Capri Bottom & Stripping

Our 1956 19-ft. Chris-Craft Capri has had a tough life, what with being assaulted by ...
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1956 chris craft capri topside fairing

1956 Chris Craft Capri Topside Fairing

How I wish that wood boat enthusiasts and self-styled restorers never discovered orbital or random ...
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1959 lyman hull stripping

1959 Lyman Hull Stripping Project Update

Having emptied her innards and flipped her, we are hard at removing decades of paint, ...
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1953 penn yan czt filling fairing

1953 Penn Yan Swift CZT Filling & Fairing the Canvas

This 12’ 1953 Penn Yan Swift CZT, hull number CZT 251, continues to impress us ...
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1960 cruisers seafarer bottom-refastened countersinks filled

1960 Cruisers Seafarer Bottom Refastened & Countersinks Filled

Bottom fastened! Well, almost. RJ and I still must team as we tighten the tiny ...
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1960 cruisers seafarer ready for paint

1960 Cruisers Inc Seafarer Milestone: She’s Ready For Paint!

What a major milestone we see fading into our wake! The 1960 Cruisers Inc. Seafarer ...
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1960 cruisers seafarer how to fill fastener holes with toothpicks

1960 Cruisers Seafarer How to Fill Fasteners Holes With Toothpicks

Refastening the 1960 Cruisers Seafarer bottom has launched in earnest. Here I share the how ...
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1957 Lyman Runabout Fairing Strakes

1957 Lyman Runabout Fairing Strakes

Our 1957 15-Ft Lyman Runabout is progressing nicely. Joe and Rick have stripped the hull ...
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1949 lyman leader fairing sealing strakes

1949 Lyman Leader: How to Fair Strakes

Ninnyfish is slowly coming together, but only after she rose up and demanded more attention ...
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1946 chris craft u22 mahogany planking stain removal

1946 Chris Craft Brightside U22 Varnish Stain Removal Update

The 1046 bright U22 is finally looking, well, a bit bright. Her port topsides are ...
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