I have started the redo of the cabin sole

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  1. stnick

    stnick lee nicholas

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    Ive used Citrus Strip , apply thick , open the ports , Come back the next day and scrape all the 30 year Varnish off and Vacume up the dirt ! . Light sand so the holly starts to look clean again.
    Than 4 coats of Min Wax Poly with 4 table spoons of Penatrol and at least that many Linseed oil for traction. After the 3 rd coat its looking great but the 4th coat light sand in between of course, After the 4th coat looks like a gym floor !
    The traction is amazing !!!! Ive shown other sailors at my dock and they have started to copy the process.
    Ill try to get a pix up But im so bad at being sucessful at that that i always just give up .
    This deck method is a method i learned for the Sabre sailors when i had one.
     
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    Hi Lee,
    I have three questions, if you don't mind.
    Are the tbsp measurements based on 1 gallon of Min Wax Poly or 1 quart? Can the mixture stay pre-mixed or must you mix only when you are ready to apply? Is the light sanding done between all coats or only 3 and 4?
    I am getting ready to tackle this job also and your process sounds good.
    Thanks in advance,
    Rich
     
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    mpearson Mark Pearson Staff Member

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    Hi Lee - I’ll be doing this soon & would love to see some photos. I sent you an email a few days ago that if you email me the photos, I will post them here if that is causing you problems.
    Thanks
    Mark
     
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    stnick lee nicholas

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    I have no idea if This picture has been loaded ?
    I did want it larger , I have not got a clue !?
    Any way Im refinishing my cabin sole . Citrus strip, Scrape , vacume , light sand , 4 coats of polyurthane with linseed oil and Penetrol. Non slip and shinny !
     
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    stnick lee nicholas

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    I DID IT !!!! YEAH !!!!!
    ALL mesurements based on one quart of polyurethane
    add linseed oil ( traction) and penetrol for smooth flow !
    I used a ALLWAY Tool from Amazon 15.66 / 6 changable blades.
    perfect for caprail , hand rails or any teak with varnish usually out doors i use a heat gun with the scraper
     
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    stnick lee nicholas

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    Mix by the quart Yes it will stay mixed. Light sand between every coat . I use Jenn Weld foam brushes only If your traction is not enough for you add more linseed oil , But the oil makes it dry slower.
    in Florida I run coat one place a barrel fan on the deck and go home, next day its dry . So i do a coat a day , Unless it rains and the humidy makes it tacky, Than go home come back the next day!
     
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    stnick lee nicholas

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    You should have excellent traction in bare feet , stocking feet and deck shores wet deck or not !
     
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    Looks great!
    I can't wait to get started.
    Thanks for the follow-up posts.
     
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    terry_thatcher Terence Thatcher

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    So, if you use linseed oil for traction, doesn't it also hold dirt?
     
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    stnick lee nicholas

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    Holds No dirt or dust ! Very hard shiney surface , but great Taction like a gym floor !
    If you have a doubt just pull up the board over the depth sounder , opposite the head V door . Pull it up strip it light sand, and coat with the poly and linseed oil. After 3-4 coats
    step on it yourself in deck shoes dry , deck shoes wet ! Than bare feet , than with your sox on !
    If its not enough traction add more linseed oil and coat again.
    Now the linseed oil can retard the drying by a day , But it will dry !!Thats what the fast drying poly does !! Good luck
    Ive used this method 20 some years .,some time with varnish sometimes with poly
     
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    stnick lee nicholas

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    Ive just done coat 2 on the cabin sole from the head to the nav station . This time i used a painting pad ! I got great results , no brush marks , I did add more penetrol to my mix because the main salon is the show place !! april 13 2019
     
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