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The Hull / Re: Woodwork
« Last post by David Bone on September 22, 2020, 08:15:44 PM »
As John says, 'Woodskin' is durable, forgiving and easily maintained.

10 years ago, I stripped down all the woodwork, bulwarks, mast and spars included, then coated with 4 coats of Sikkens Cetol Marine, the previous name for International Woodskin.
Since then, the boat has been on a mooring, exposed to the weather for at least 6 months each year but it has not been necessary to strip the wood back again.
In general, a light sanding and touchup where required, has kept all looking fine.
The only item varnished is the tiller and the sole reason for doing that is to congratulate myself there is nothing else to do.
You will not be disappointed, enjoy.
The Hull / Re: Woodwork
« Last post by Gubby_uk on September 22, 2020, 12:13:51 PM »
Thank you. Woodskin looks ideal. I'm not interested in sparkling shiny, just clean and protected. I'll order some up and give it a go.
The Hull / Re: Woodwork
« Last post by John Burton on September 22, 2020, 12:09:00 PM »
Congratulations, you will love your WB! David Bone introduced me to International Woodskin, a type of oil/varnish hybrid. It doesnít flake off like old varnish, is very durable and gives a bit with wood movement. I have been very impressed with it and it is easy to touch up.
Enjoy working on your boat, itís almost as good as sailing it!
The Hull / Woodwork
« Last post by Gubby_uk on September 22, 2020, 08:30:49 AM »
Hi all.
I've just bought Kairos, WB112, and I'm well chuffed. She needs a lot of love having been sat in a compound for a few years. My first question, and I'm sorry if it's been asked before, but what do you treat your rubbing strips, grab handles etc with? Varnish, oil, coca cola? The wood is sound, just covered in filling varnish which I am rubbing back.
Stand by for more questions 😃
Thank you
Miscellaneous / WB46 Peggoty for sale at Derwentwater Marina
« Last post by Rick on September 18, 2020, 07:16:22 PM »
Sailing / Launch Spot at Salcombe and/or Plymouth
« Last post by RollyDrifter on August 22, 2020, 12:40:55 PM »
Thinking of heading down to Salcombe and Kingsbridge estuary for a few days and/or maybe over to The Tamar , would be interested to hear any recommendations for slipways . Can self launch easily enough but also keen to leave the trailer somewhere safe for a couple of nights while at anchor.

Many Thanks
Miscellaneous / Re: Boat cover
« Last post by Sam on August 13, 2020, 10:05:49 PM »
Thanks for the advice, Dave. I will give that a go.
The Rig / New mast and gaff
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on August 04, 2020, 12:46:36 PM »

These are the last conversions on my WB 120. The long awaited conversion from mast and gaff to wood has been successfully completed. For the VHF antenna we have found a smart solution. I think it has become beautiful. And both are lighter than the previous aluminium solutions.

Sailing / Discarded WB37 'Jenyatan' for sale
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on August 04, 2020, 12:37:20 PM »
What a happy development and wise decision! ;D
Sailing / The WB 120 on the Ijsselmeer
« Last post by VROUW KIRSTEN on August 04, 2020, 09:41:38 AM »
From 11.08.-15.08.2020 we are back on the Ijsselmeer and the canals between Lemmer, Heeg, Makkum and Stavoren. Maybe other WB's will be there during this time and you can meet.
Callsign UKW DH6377 or a short info here in the forum!

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