Don Silsbe Posted June 16, 2020 Report Share Posted June 16, 2020 I have always declared myself a “Brightside Boy”. That anything worth my time and effort in building, required a bonafide quality marine polyurethane. One-part poly being the minimum, two-part poly being the best. I used Kirby on my Fly Fisher 13, because I fell in love with a non-Interlux color. It was soft as butter! I kept asking paint suppliers if they had polyurethane IN COLOR, and the answer was always no. Lately, that has changed. A few weeks ago, I borrowed a little boat from my friend and mentor Don Rausch. I wanted a good-rowing lightweight skiff, to try out a fitness program for myself. He has health issues, and is out of boating and boatbuilding, probably forever. I got the boat, and started rowing. But it was sadly in need if a paint job. I started using up half cans of paint, just like Don would do. The green was something I didn’t have, so I am trying something new. My local paint store answered “yes” to my polyurethane question! Best of all, they can color match. So, the green will be this new paint. The white will be taken from Don’s supply of Rustoleum Topside Marine. Later on, we’ll talk about brushes, Penetrol, and not tipping. But this post is long enough. Go ahead, and tell me what you think. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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