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Old 05-22-2020, 07:14 PM   #21
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David you’re da man!
These colors are great.
Hope I can get them locally.
Thank you very much.
Still working on the trailer. It’s kinda home made.
I remember your old boat and still miss seeing her in your avatar.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:54 PM   #22
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David,
I’ve been looking at colors but also browsing through their site and was really surprised to find McClosky’s varnish. I wonder if it’s a Kirby product or if they sell it for McClosky’s. I’ve never (to my recollection) seen Kirby paint but I’ve never had trouble finding McClosky’s varnish.
Well if I like the Kirby paint like I like the McClosky’s I’m like they say “good to go”.
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Old 05-23-2020, 01:43 AM   #23
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Eric,

Itís a nice thick paint. You will need to cut it about 30% then it lays down nicely. They are great folks to work with. A real family operation. You canít get it locally, only from them via their site. Shipping is about a week.

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Got the boot stripe laid out and painted today.
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Itís a nice thick paint. You will need to cut it about 30% then it lays down nicely. They are great folks to work with. A real family operation. You canít get it locally, only from them via their site. Shipping is about a week.

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:04 PM   #25
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I really like those Kirby colors. They are old traditional colors I remember from the fifties and sixties.

They also sell pine tar and pine tar soap. I may buy some just for the smell. That’s what a real marine store should smell like.
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Old 05-23-2020, 10:59 PM   #26
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Kerby paints are at Fisheries Supply in Seattle.
I like the Kerby colors in general better but I’m really drawn to fighting lady yellow (In the Pettit line) with a light green from Kerby. They should have a good color chart. Kerby has quite a number of greens.
And yes Hop Car I needed a pine tar source. Then I will review my book “Skiffs and Schooners” by Calder. He tells all about pine tar. Says he knew somebody that put black pine tar in white oleoresinous paint and people raved about how white it is.
Next week I’ll see what Fisheries Supply has in Kerby paint. I’ll be looking for that yellow from Pettit too. And I haven’t been to Fisheries for some time so I’ll look at anchors and everything. Fun
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Eric I noticed that Kirby makes Fighting Lady Yellow also. There is a story that goes with that color but I can’t remember it. I think Fighting Lady was a famous charter fishing boat that had that color made specially for her.
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The name comes from a charter boat in Florida that was first painted that color. I think that both Awl Grip and Interlux also make it.
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Kirby Paints will mix to any color. They keep the formula on file if you need to reorder and also write it on the lid. So when you get the paint, just take a photo of the lid and save it in a safe place. They also carry red lead for marine and industrial use.
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All Kirbyíd up! Ivory Gloss and Light Grey Gloss trim. Added a pint of Penotrol per gallon to thin and get the flow that works best for me.

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All Kirbyíd up! Ivory Gloss and Light Grey Gloss trim. Added a pint of Penotrol per gallon to thin and get the flow that works best for me.

That looks absolutely great!
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That looks absolutely great!


Here she is today in Squalicum Harbor!
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Nice photo! Here she is out in the bay. Just splashed her this morning.Click image for larger version

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