RE: Ocean Marine
I have been sanding down and re-varnishing the solid wool around the windows in the salon. I've taken the worst of them that lost their finish from condensation on the windows. I used a good sharp paint scraper and/or paint remover to remove all old varnish b4 sanding. Anything in solid wood can be made as good as new. In the winter months I've applied window insulation plastic you warm up and shinks to form a clear plastic sheet over the window. No condensation! I am in the process og shining up the brass on the portholes and sure would like to get ahold of some Sharkhide metal protectant to keep them shiny but they won't send it in the mail.* I'm looking for some durable sealer to protect them. I can't say my boat sits lower in the bow, but usually keep the water tank pretty full. The boat is so darn heavy I don't think it sits any different full or empty. I've been fixing and cleaning up the engine room during these dark gloomy days in Norway. One of the exhaust elbows started leaking and a new one is on order. I'm hoping for a long trip this summer to Sweden. In 2010 I logged 700 Nm going from Farsund Norway ( where we are on the very south coast), down to Lemvig Denmark, though Limfjord, over to Goteborg Sweden, up the coast to Fredrikstad Norway and back home down the coast. Was gone a month and it was one of the best vacations I ever had. For 2 of the weeks- it was just me and the dog. What a life! Mark, do you have the marble looking laminate in the walls in the heads?