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Old 04-08-2013, 07:54 AM
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Great job Rockman - platform looks fantastic!
Yes, that's a flip'n great job! You gotta be proud of that when your getting in and out on it this summer!
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:41 AM
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Maybe a stupid question but did you use raw or boiled linseed oil?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:33 AM
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Well it wasn't really work on my boat...but it was work for wakeboarding! Haha, I spent all day yesterday cleaning out the garage, putting up shelves and built a rack for the wakeboards using 1" PVC pipe. Pretty easy to do and not expensive at all! Worked great! Now I'm acutally able to walk through my garage! Plus the boards are stored in a much more functional manner. Life jackets have a place to hang and dry too!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:38 AM
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Looks like Kyle has some competition!
I'm looking for something that will shine on the swim platform. Maybe mount under the grab handle or transom but not be conspicuous.

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Old 04-08-2013, 10:34 AM
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I'm looking for something that will shine on the swim platform. Maybe mount under the grab handle or transom but not be conspicuous.

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maybe something like this?
http://www.yachtlights.com/Majorca-L...ht-_p_562.html
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:07 PM
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Maybe a stupid question but did you use raw or boiled linseed oil?
Thanks everyone for the compliments!


I did use the boiled linsed oil as recommended by others on the site here.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:11 PM
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Rock mine turned out alot darker than I hoped for. I think I mixed wrong.. I did 80% linseed oil and 20% mineral sprits. Is it the other way around? Maybe I just had a not so good quality linseed


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No, the 80% Oil and 20% MS is right.

I did notice the wood changing colors a bit once I started oiling the platform (light and dark areas).


I did not wait the full 30 minutes though as many have suggested. I waited maybe 20 minutes. I was thinking that wiping off sooner would not cause the wood to darken as much but I do not believe the extra 10 minutes would have made a difference.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:15 PM
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No, the 80% Oil and 20% MS is right.

I did notice the wood changing colors a bit once I started oiling the platform (light and dark areas).


I did not wait the full 30 minutes though as many have suggested. I waited maybe 20 minutes. I was thinking that wiping off sooner would not cause the wood to darken as much but I do not believe the extra 10 minutes would have made a difference.
So doing it this way....is it going to last longer with this type of coating mixture vs. the teak oil? I've used the teak oil but it does dry out fairly quickly and I need to do mine again.

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Old 04-08-2013, 01:24 PM
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I used raw linseed.. Maybe that was my dilemma...


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Old 04-08-2013, 01:34 PM
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I do a bit of wooodworking and want to weigh in on the whole "Teak Oil" vs. others. IIRC, there is no such oil that comes from the teak tree, and when you see Teak Oil, it's a bit misleading. More correctly it would be called "Teak Oil Finish" (actually, even better would be "Oil Finish for Teak"). Most commercial TO is either Tung Oil or Linseed Oil and may have some additives like UV inhibitors or driers (otherwise can take a long time to cure). Personally, I use the 80% linseed oil / 20% Mineral Spirits mix--it's cheap, and does a great job. I also happen to like the dark, rich tone it gives the wood, but that's a personal preference more than anything.
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