Deks Olie - Robin Alys Roberts

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Deks Olie - Robin Alys Roberts
Our
affairwith
DeksOlie'
It startedin Mayof 1975whenwe sandedour 34
foot Sunrisebackto barewood.This includedthe
By Robin Benford well-agedredcedarhull,fir decksand cabins,
ot Jay R. Benford& plusyellowcedar,iron bark,teak,gumwood,oak
Associates,Inc. and mahogany.
ApplyingDEKSOLJE#1 wasa
YachtDesigners, breeze-wejust keptputtingonecoaton top of
FridayHarbor,Wa. another(weton wet)untilthe woodwasfilled.
Thisrequired1-112hourspercoator a fullworking dayto applysix coatsto all woodsexceptthe
hull,whichrequiredseven.
The Benlords'
Thenwe appliedsix coatsof DEKSOLJE#2,
34' yachtSunrise
allowing24 hoursdryingbetweencoats,and our
job was done.The initialapplicationtook 3-1/2
gaffonsof #'l and 2-112gallonsol #2.
Eightmonthslaterwe metthe Strumpet,owned
by ErnestK. Gann.This boatwas finishedat the
sametime as ours,but with otherteakoil-type
products.Herdeckswerescuflyand darkcomparedto the like-newDEKSOLJE-treated
decksof
the Sunrise.TheStrumpetis nowfinishedwith
DEKSOLrE and,afterninemonths,the Ganns
are delighted.
Overthe years,our clients,lriendsand ourselveshavetried all kindsof teak oil finishesand
oil concoctions,but theyhaveall fallenfar short
of whatDEKSOLJEproduces.lt looksbeautiful,
is easyto apply,lastslonger,doesnot soakup dirt
andturn dark,and is easilymaintainedwith a soap
and waterwashand an additionalcoator two
eachyear.
Manyboatownercjust cleanand polishtheir
decks,but whataboutspillsfromdrinks,suntan
lotionand,ln ourcase,a quartof bottompaint?
We cleanedit up with keroseneand plentyof
papertowels,neverexpectingcompleteremoval.
But we wereamazed-nota traceof this spillage
remained.Canyou imaginewhata messthis
wouldhavecausedon unsealedporousdecks?
Whilewe havetwentymonthsof experience
withthe DEKSOLJEsystem,its historyin Norway
goesbackmorethan 18years.PaulSchweiss,of
ClinkerBoatworksin Tacoma,
builtboalsin
Norwayand observedthe useof DEKSOLJEby
theScandinavian
fishermenwhowill not useanythingelse.lt's amazing,he says,to notethat the
on old fishingboatsf inishedwith
brightwork
DEKSOLJEstandsout likenew,makingthese
harbors.
boatsbrilliantlydistinctivein Norwegian
Wouldn'tour harborsand marinaslookglorious
filledwith brightlyfinishedwoodenboats?Perhapsour pleasureboatsshouldtakelhis tip lrom
the Scandinavian
work boats,as they havein
Norway.
Beingin the yachtdesignbusiness,we have
triedto avoidsellingrelatedproducts,but with
DEKSOLJEwe havemadean exception.So many
peoplehavewantedto knowhow we keepthe
Sunriseso pretty,we just hadto tell themand
makethe systemavailable.
Also from Flood: Marine Penetrol1 which reslores ,uste/'
to taded fiberglass,ard Deks Rens," a one-part Marine
Wood Cleanet and Briohtenet that works like acid, is
mitd to use. DeksOlie\ Marine Penetrol' and Deks
Rens'" are tradema*s of The FIood Company.
Fordetailsandthe nameof yournearest
FloodMarineProductsDealer,writeor...
CALLTOLL FREE800/,3z.3444
ln Ohio call 216/650-4070
collect.
Dependon the people
who knowwoodfinishingbest.
THEFLOODCOMPANY
MarineProductsDivision
P.O.Box 397, Hudson,Ohio 44236
Copyright 1983TheFlood Company.

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