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October 2011 Blog Posts (2)

Coaming removal for refinishing

I am going to remove my coamings this fall to refinish and re-bed them.  It seems that no matter how well I varnish them water sneaks in from behind and lifts the varnish on the edges.  I am planning to strip, sand and seal with penetrating epoxy, then varnish.  Has anyone done this?  I worry about damaging them after been in place for almost 45 years.  If you have experience with this I would be very interested in your story.





Added by Willow on October 22, 2011 at 7:35am — 2 Comments

Audra and Willow battle in 2011 Constellation Cup

Willow and Audra just completed his year's USS Constellation Cup in Baltimore in what has become somewhat of a match race series. The series is now split with one win each. Audra and Willow placed 3rd and 4th in the Full Keel class and 4th and 5th overall in the combined Full Keel and Fin Keel Pursuit race.   With winds gusting close to 40 mph the fin keel boats didn't have much of a chance against their more traditional sisters. Willow had been running second when she suffered her second…


Added by Willow on October 20, 2011 at 4:19am — No Comments

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