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Well... It finally happened. 29 Dec 2020 12:59 #109174

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That mixture is great for stuff that lives outside for extended periods, like wooden outdoor furniture, as it penetrates really well. I apply it every couple of years on some teak benches and chairs and it works great.

The wooden bits on our boats are typically babied a bit more than that so the stain and spar varnish finish is probably more than sufficient and will ultimately yield a better finish.
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Well... It finally happened. 29 Dec 2020 00:54 #109171

Spar varnish is the way to go, so easy.
I am a big fan of this.

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Well... It finally happened. 28 Dec 2020 20:43 #109169

I have always used stain followed by multiple coats of spar varnish.
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Well... It finally happened. 28 Dec 2020 19:32 #109168

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Ok, time to get back in the boat. I've got the transom wood ready enough to look into finishing the wood. I found this mixture online. Any other formulas or recommendations?

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Well... It finally happened. 30 Jun 2020 01:13 #105643

Same here. On my DR I used plastic shims from home depot to fill the gap.
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Well... It finally happened. 29 Jun 2020 16:26 #105635

I have encountered at least 4 different versions but, when you're trying to install they do seem like the old "one size fits all" which usually means one size poorly fits all and really fits nothing. My experience is no two Feather Crafts are the same, hand built items can be that way.
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Well... It finally happened. 29 Jun 2020 13:25 #105623

I agree that the bracket is 'one size fits all'.
I had to 'shim' the bracket on my 56 Ranger to match the angle of the transom.
I used a JB Weld product to build the bracket up to match the angle of the transom.
Before and after

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Well... It finally happened. 28 Jun 2020 05:40 #105576

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I think I'm good with that.


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Well... It finally happened. 28 Jun 2020 03:27 #105575

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Got it in. Now to do the other side.

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Well... It finally happened. 28 Jun 2020 01:49 #105574

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Yes, the angle is different. I'm guessing that they used the same brackets, and made them fit as I've been shown 2 that fit the same way as mine. Ok, crisis averted. Back to carving on my transom board so they fit now.

I think the angle is quite different between the Vagabond and the Ranger, the wider transom on the Ranger results in a lesser angle on the Ranger at the corner.

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