Re: [Amel] SM Cockpit Table

john martin <symoondog@...>

The solution is to sand down the one section,which is the bottom of the table, and prime it with some good primer and paint it white. It faces the sun so varnish will always be a problem. The part that is painted white will be under neath when the table is set up so it will not show. It is less of an eyesore painted white as it tends to blend in with the boat. You may also find it better to store it away under the crew bunk while away for long periods of time as its easy to take off and on. John "Moon Dog" SM248

Date: Sat, 13 Jun 2009 23:37:38 +0000
Subject: [Amel] SM Cockpit Table

Has anyone completed a restoration of the cockpit table? Have you identified what finish was used originally? The side facing the cockpit had weathered (after 8 years) and peeled off in large, pliable sections. The wood beneath is in good shape. I suppose it is a polyurethane finish, but the wood is much lighter than the areas of the table unaffected by the sunlight (which are still in beautiful condition), so applying clear polyurethane does not seem to be the proper course. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

Sherman Gifford
Richmond, VA

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