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      The future of the JD Forum   07/31/18

      Thank you all for your participation on the JD Forums.  We have enjoyed answering your questions, providing project advice and technical assistance on this forum for a number of years. We believe that there are now better ways to provide this service for our customers and the community. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the Jamestown Distributors Forum.   Our JD Tech Team is committed to being your trusted technical resource, and we encourage you to reach out via email, phone, social, product reviews, and to post questions using the Q & A 'Ask A Question' function on all product pages. Additional information can also be found on product page Technical Data Sheets (including detailed usage instructions and application data).   Thank You Jamestown Distributors 


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  1. Can you tell me which type of paint is best for a lapstrake hull ? Polyurethane or Enamel ? Which paint is least likely to crack ? Thanks,
  2. I am painting a wooded plywood lapstrake Lyman with Epiphanes Yachy Enamel. -What is the best model/make of brush to use ? -How important is the brush quality when applying the two coats of primer ? Thank you, paul
  3. I have a 1955 Lyman runabout. I just took the hull down to bare wood. The boat is fastened wth copper rivets. By taking her down to wood, the rivets heads on the exterior of the boat sit flsh with the wood...not recessed. What primer/paint scheme is recommended to begin painting. I do not know what primer wil adhere best to bare copper ? Thanks,
  4. Paint that is, pardon the wooden boat pain pun. Anyway, I have just wooded the hull of my 15 Lyman. Can you outline layering process (primer, filler, 1-2 top coats) and choice of products best suited to this wooded hull ? The more people I speak to, the more opinions I get. I need to hear from a professional. Thank you,
  5. I have a 1966 wooden hull Lyman. I have tightened up the fastenings (bronze screws) below the water line... What should I use to cover and seal the screw heads prior to bottom painting ? Thanks, Paul