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.
"Kiss my ass, I bought a boat; I'm going out to sea." - Lyle Lovett
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.
Proud Owner of 1956 Vagabond, 1950 Flyer, 1956 Rocket, Co-owner 1952 Flash, 10-1/2 less than VinTin
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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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.
Locomotion wrote: 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.