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Christian View Drop Down
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Christian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 May 2007 at 9:40pm
Sea-Sure Ltd sell the original Blakes items, they are stupid expensive though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote DMSmith Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2007 at 9:19pm

Thanks Christian for info. Looks like Sea-Sure now own the Blakes brand. But thats how I got caught out, saved my pennies, sold the wife and children and invested in those very articles only to find they are not the same!! Still, I have e.mailed Blakes to see what they suggest. Meanwhile back to the blowlamp and hope for the best.

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Dave

 

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dgray Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 June 2007 at 2:03pm
Seeing some of my ST's timbers have really dried out in the sun, I wondered if anyone tried spraying on a few coats of teak oil on the timbers (over a period of couple of weeks). 

My two questions are:-

1). Would applying teak oil restore some of the 'moisture' to the timbers or have the opposite effect of acting as a barrier to the timber absorbing water?


2). There is a builders product (a waterproofer I think) called "Thompsons" that is absorbed into the timber and (apparently) stops expansion/contraction of timber (and therefore stops the timber drying out). Has anyone used a product like this on their boat?


Of course I'd already primed one side before these thoughts occured...


All advice greatfully received....


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