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bodysnatcher

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    Road worker
  • Boat Name
    Laura Louise
  • Boat Location
    On a Canal
  1. bodysnatcher

    Pigeon/Dog box finish

    That is beautiful. Mine is just a baby one but its a little boat. Looks like Le Tonkenois it will be then. THANKS Alastair
  2. bodysnatcher

    Pigeon/Dog box finish

    Hi, its totally oak. So the finishing has to be uv stable, waterproof, with minimal maintenance. Does the Osmo meet the criteria. I thought varnish was meant to be not so good as it peels and chips.
  3. bodysnatcher

    Pigeon/Dog box finish

    Hi all, I'm getting what I think is called a pigeon/dogbox [newby here], sort of mini hut on the roof, air vent. Its going to be made in oak, but the guy making it wants to know what I want it finishing in. Varnish, Tung oil, Teak oil or something different. So what is the best longest lasting, easiest maintaining STUFF to put on. THANKS Alastair
  4. bodysnatcher

    I think i am going to give it a go but ?

    Hi Wayne, I'd have a couple of jobs you could do for me, I'm on the Lancaster canal near Garstang if that any good. Thanks Alastair
  5. bodysnatcher

    Are you new to boating?? CLICK HERE

    Thanks Tony, will lookout for Endsel and if not will just use fibreglass resin. THANKS again
  6. bodysnatcher

    Are you new to boating?? CLICK HERE

    Hi thanks for the welcome, I would still like a recommendation/suggestions for something to seal the edge of plywood. THANKS
  7. bodysnatcher

    Are you new to boating?? CLICK HERE

    Hi I'm Alastair, A couple of months ago me and my wife June bought our first boat. It is a narrowboat but not a proper one. I doubt we would ever be able to afford a good STEEL one, so we bought a 32ft GRP [I can hear the booing and hissing already] Highbridge. I think I paid over the odds for it but I had a time constraint and had just missed 2 the previous month [none have come up since]. The boat is I think 1982 ish and although quite original, it has been un-loved even neglected for the last few years and we are hoping to get it back up to scratch in time. BUT I'm new to boats and very much a novice at DIY. I WILL have lots of stupid very basic questions the first one of is, I have made up 2 seats/steps for the front well deck out of Buffalo board. I have searched the forum and found that I should use epoxy to seal the edges [great]. Would that be epoxy paint, epoxy glue, epoxy fiberglass resin, epoxy sealer or do I just go into B+Q and ask for a big tin of Epoxy and they'll give me the right stuff THANKS for any advice Alastair
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