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Don Pizarro posted 01-26-2003 12:56 AM ET (US)   Profile for Don Pizarro   Send Email to Don Pizarro  
I'm happy to say the new wood seats and side rails I ordered for my little 1974 13' Sport a while back are gorgeous. Gil and company at EBWC did a very fine job. I now wonder if I am REALLY wasting my time trying to get the original steering console to look as good as the newly replaced items. I've spent many hours sanding the old wood down to what I KNEW would be a beautiful, clean starting point; however, after all that sanding and two meticulous coats of Epifanes varnish, my 29 year old wood doesn't have the glow of the newer stuff. Anyone out there restoring old wood got any hints on this or should I just order a new console while I still can get it before next summer?
Roscoe posted 01-26-2003 02:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for Roscoe  Send Email to Roscoe     
Well you've opened a can of worms here.I am in the same boat, but i have not added any New wood yet. I would say order the console so it would be a first class restore, if funds and longevity are at the front line. Once you start going new wood its Hard to turn back.
Don Pizarro posted 01-26-2003 02:19 PM ET (US)     Profile for Don Pizarro  Send Email to Don Pizarro     
I think you may be right... The older wood, even though cleaned with a wood brightener and sanded down a ton, just doesn't look as good next to the new stuff. It might be time to get out the wallet again...
Florida15 posted 01-27-2003 12:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Florida15  Send Email to Florida15     
It is hard to get neglected wood back to
looking perfect.Even after a lot of sanding,
it still can look dark. When I refinished the wood on my 15' I had that problem. The previous owner had let the bare wood get weathered pretty bad. I just sanded it the best I could and varnished it. It's not perfect but I think it goes along pretty well with the rest of the boat. I do realize however that one day I will have to replace it with new wood.

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