Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-27-2020, 07:02 PM   #1
Veteran Member
 
City: westbrook, CT
Vessel Name: schatzi
Vessel Model: mainship 390
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 37
Refinish Teak and Holley Floor in 390

My 2000 390 has a teak and holley sole. Has anyone refinished it? I know the veneer is thin. How about putting a satin poly urethane down?

Guys?
skipper724 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2020, 07:26 PM   #2
Guru
 
Datenight's Avatar
 
City: Groton, CT
Vessel Name: Datenight
Vessel Model: North Pacific 45
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 920
Hi Skipper,

There are several threads on that subject. The search function should take you to them. Refinishing Salon Hardwood Floors is one.

I have done quite a few of these soles. If you would like to PM me me I would be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Rob
__________________
North Pacific 45
Datenight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2020, 07:47 PM   #3
Guru
 
Lou_tribal's Avatar
 
City: Quebec
Vessel Name: Bleuvet
Vessel Model: Custom Built
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 4,277
Just a little note, it is teak and holly, two wood species.

Here is holly:



L
Lou_tribal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2020, 07:31 AM   #4
TF Site Team
 
Shrew's Avatar
 
City: Westerly, RI
Vessel Name: N/A
Vessel Model: 1999 Mainship 350 Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,452
Quote:
Originally Posted by Datenight View Post
Hi Skipper,

I have done quite a few of these soles. If you would like to PM me me I would be happy to steer you in the right direction.

Rob
Please feel free to keep the discussion in the forum where anyone and everyone can benefit and contribute.
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2020, 07:23 PM   #5
Guru
 
Datenight's Avatar
 
City: Groton, CT
Vessel Name: Datenight
Vessel Model: North Pacific 45
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 920
I am happy to keep the discussion here. I just thought people might be getting sick of me replying to these sole refinishing posts.

Rob
__________________
North Pacific 45
Datenight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2020, 07:50 PM   #6
TF Site Team
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 15,343
Quote:
Originally Posted by Datenight View Post
I am happy to keep the discussion here. I just thought people might be getting sick of me replying to these sole refinishing posts.

Rob
No, we arenít.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you arenít one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2020, 10:03 PM   #7
Dwk
Senior Member
 
Dwk's Avatar
 
City: Chesapeake Bay
Vessel Name: Patty Ann
Vessel Model: Mainship 34 MK1 1980
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 299
Timely thread for me, getting ready to begin redo our floor, I'm very interested.
Dwk is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2020, 10:15 PM   #8
TF Site Team
 
Comodave's Avatar
 
City: Au Gres, MI
Vessel Name: Black Dog
Vessel Model: Formula 41PC
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 15,343
It is on my list of things to do, but has not bubbled up to the top yet.
__________________
Boat Nut:
If you are one there is no explanation necessary.
If you arenít one, there is no explanation possible.
Comodave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2020, 12:54 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
City: Rock Hall Md
Join Date: Nov 2019
Posts: 163
I would like to hear about it too. What can give a gloss or semi gloss without being slippery?
Njlarry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2020, 08:36 PM   #10
Guru
 
Datenight's Avatar
 
City: Groton, CT
Vessel Name: Datenight
Vessel Model: North Pacific 45
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 920
Re finish

Ok, I'll jump in. The best way I have found to strip and re finish a veneered teak and holly sole is to coat it with paint stripper 2-4 square feet at a time. Give the stripper a few minutes to work (get your head out of the gutter Wifey B.) and scrape it off with a sharp scraper. I use a 1" Red Devil. The smaller blade is easier to sharpen and control. Should mention I always use a box fan to keep the area ventilated.

You can also use a heat gun to remove the finish but I prefer the above method as there is no possibility of scorching the surface. You do however HAVE to keep the scraper sharp. That is the hardest part for someone new to this.

Will try to make a video of sharpening the scraper but it will be a least Tuesday before I can.

If the finish is worn off and the wood darkened in high traffic areas you may need to treat it with oxalic acid. Read the directions, wear gloves, protect your eyes and keep the fan going.

After the wood is thoroughly dry I sand with 150# paper on a 5" orbital sander. Don't push the sander. It's weight alone is enough. Change paper every five minutes unless it clogs sooner. Paper is cheap. You will be surprised how fast it goes with sharp paper. This assumes you have removed the old finish by scraping. Hand sand the corners with a piece of used paper.

No need to go finer than 150# before coating. My first coat is usually Zinsser sealer. Be sure you by the type that can be used under polyurethane. After that, 5-7 coats of the urethane of your choice. I coat until the grain is completely filled.

If you want to use a water born finish such as Street Shoe or Bona you have to use their sealer. The water born finishes in my experience are particular about start and stop lines. Keep a wet edge and be sure it does not puddle.

In almost all cases a regular urethane suitable for floors is fine. No need for a marine finish.

Rob
Attached Thumbnails
IMG_0393.jpg  
__________________
North Pacific 45
Datenight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2020, 12:41 PM   #11
Guru
 
Xsbank's Avatar
 
City: Pender Harbour, BC
Vessel Name: Gwaii Haanas
Vessel Model: Custom Aluminum 52
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 3,791
Surely the floor of a Mainship is made with plywood, with a veneer surface? I’d be very skeptical if it could withstand that refinishing treatment. Solid hardwood, you are golden but ply...?

Just curious. Can someone post a photo?
__________________
Don't believe everything that you think.
Xsbank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-01-2020, 01:09 PM   #12
TF Site Team
 
Shrew's Avatar
 
City: Westerly, RI
Vessel Name: N/A
Vessel Model: 1999 Mainship 350 Trawler
Join Date: Jan 2014
Posts: 3,452
My 1999 350 is a plywood veneer.
Shrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012