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Wild Turkey posted 02-12-2001 10:51 PM ET (US)   Profile for Wild Turkey   Send Email to Wild Turkey  
I just wanted to comment on David Reid's 1986 18 Outrage..... BEAUTIFUL! It must have taken meticulous effort to maintain the classic in that condition. They certainly don't make um' like they used to.
I was at the local boat show a couple of weekends ago.... no teak in sight!
Is that a 1986 Shoreline trailer? great condition!.... I have a similar one (1988 for my Montauk) and it is totally rotten.
David Reid posted 02-13-2001 04:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
Wild T, yes, it is a Shoreline trailer, very sturdy. We replaced the springs, axle and hubs last year, but the rest is original.
Pat Smith posted 02-13-2001 04:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
David,Do you have the blue print for that wood cabinet on the center console?Is there anyway i could get A copy of it?And Is that teak wood?I'm in the process on doing my wood,I just hope it turns out half has good as yours.
outrage posted 02-13-2001 05:51 PM ET (US)     Profile for outrage  Send Email to outrage     

Beautiful boat! I can't get over the teak. Can you give me some pointers or hints on how to get my teak looking like that. How much maintenance is involved. I currently oil my teak. It seems every year I have to sand my teak down and re-oil, but it never looks as good as yours. I fish exclusively salt water, but store my boat in a covered slip (only exposure to sun is while fishing).

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

maverick posted 02-13-2001 06:13 PM ET (US)     Profile for maverick  Send Email to maverick     
Ditto, David, Fabulous looking 18 - I'm green with envy. I sanded 18's teak gunwales down completely a year+ ago and re "varnished". Not holding up that well - will re-do again, darn the luck, thinking of using Delthane (automotive acrylic clear...?) Stuff is like a rock and slick after curing. Should hold up in the sun, too. Your patented and much sought after secret recipe is __________? heh heh. It sure looks fine. Thanks for sharing the photos on the forum. Best, Mav
Wild Turkey posted 02-13-2001 06:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for Wild Turkey  Send Email to Wild Turkey     
David..... concerning the Shoreline trailer. Do you know were they are manufactured? Any contact numbers? I would like to replace my fenders..... they are a unique shape on that trailer.
Pat Smith posted 02-13-2001 07:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Pat Smith  Send Email to Pat Smith     
I made a mistake,I was thinking of Dan Firth's outrage on the 16th page of CETACEA,another fine boat-Pat
David Reid posted 02-14-2001 04:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
Thanks for the complements, guys. On the teak finish, open up the date ticker and check some of the older strings concerning refinishing with varnish. There are several with some great information and how-to pointers. To summarize, first come to grips with the oil vs. varnish issue. There are plenty of opinions on both sides. After oiling teak for years on our Montauk, we decided to renew the old varnish on our new 18'. Used a West Systems water-based marine varnish remover that referenced "ok" to use on fiberglass hulls. Taped off and draped carefully around the gun'ls without removing them. Used the remover with a vinyl brush, scraper and patience. Followed with careful cleaning using acetone. Finally sanded with 120, 180 and 220 paper. Applied six coats of Sikkens Marine semi-gloss with a very light sanding using 400 paper between coats. The manufacturer recommends three or four coats with no sanding between coats, but the added coats built up what we sanded off. After a couple weeks curing time, we lightly hand buffed out the Sikkens with rubbing compound to achieve a near-gloss finish. No, the finish is not intended for foot traffic and we stick to the chaffing plate areas for scrambling aboard. After 18 months with the Sikkens, we're extremely happy. Every few trips, a scrape or two occur on the gunn'ls as normal use will do. Repair is simple with several spot coats of Sikkens marine applied with a small hobby paint brush, with light sanding in prep and between coats, followed with a quick buff out. Total finish repair time runs to maybe 30 minutes every couple of months to keep the looks up to par. Like I said, so far so good.
David Reid posted 02-15-2001 11:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for David Reid  Send Email to David Reid     
WildT, I checked all over the trailer and found no identification plate or decal other than the Shoreline name. So I cannot tell you where it was manufactured.

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