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Ralph and Sandra Weiland

(1) Have just stripped the boomkins (were painted) and found one of the bronze (assume) carriage bolts with maybe 1/16 of corrosion on the head. This chipped off OK but thinking maybe I should replace this one. Do you have a source?

(2) I am thinking that the boomkins might be well served with a couple coats of penetrating epoxy before finishing with Epifanes or other varnish. The wood is in excellent condition with only a couple of very localized hairline along-the-grain splits on the surface. Good idea???

(2) I am having trouble getting even the thinnest posible coat of Epifanes over well-sanded epoxy to dry in anything like the on-the-can time. The first coat on the tiller I removed with acetone and started over (72 hours and still tacky), but still finding drying time excessive. Have you see this before and if so, how does one overcome it?

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Ralph

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