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Re: Bright Work Recommendations  D.Hanssen
 Aug 15, 2007 14:19 PDT 

I have been using Bristol Finish for 7 years, but not to happy about it.
It is hard to work it and it cracks and bubbles and needs maintenance.

Finally decided to do a complete strip job and build up 15 coats of
Now in the middle of it.
The first few coats of Epifanes are on and looking good.

Not doing all that myself, but found an old pro that is worth his weight in
I work overtime in my job to pay him and the job gets done the right way.
So far he has worked 6 days a week for 3 and 1/2 weeks and we have 3 coats

Slow going but there was repair work on the old teak going on as well.
I am confident the result will be spectacular and I am also confident I am
spending way too much money on this old boat...:-)

S/V "Rhapsody", 1979 CSY 33 Cutter, Hull # 19.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in
a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming: Wow - what a

----- Original Message -----
From: "AndrewZRX" <andre-@hotmail.com>
To: <phib-@gmail.com>; <cs-@topica.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:29 AM
Subject: Re: [CSY] Bright Work Recommendations

Practical Sailor has some great articles on this. Epifanes and Cetol seem
to be their favourites. They've been doing ongoing tests - check out
their website to find which issues you need:


Myself I've used Cetol, and while it looks great initially, it does
require a lot of upkeep, as others have mentioned. And it's not just UV
you need to consider - extended heavy-weather sailing also takes its toll
on the varnish...


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter and Jan Hibbard" <phib-@gmail.com>
To: <cs-@topica.com>
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:04 AM
Subject: [CSY] Bright Work Recommendations

Was looking for recommendations for bright work. Mine is a faded grey
with streaks of old Cetol. Was in a boatyard in Pensacola today. They
first strip with a heat gun and or a liquid stripper and then sand.
Their prefernce was to use two coats of sealer (Petit or Interlux), 4-6
coats of Schooner type varnish followed by two coats of Allgrip clear.
They said they get 2 years out of this application. I was wondering what
others are having success with? Has anyone used Bristol? TeQua?


Peter and Jan Hibbard
CSY 37 B "JAZZ" 1978 #006
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