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Oil vs Varnishing

Discussion in 'Traditional All-Wood Construction' started by 52639woodboat, Feb 19, 2007.

  1. 52639woodboat

    52639woodboat New Member

    I asked on the Miscellaneous forum if anyone was aware of the type of oil Old Town used on their boats in the 40s and 50s. I have a 14' 1954 Square Stern Lapstrake boat that has been oiled its whole life and I'd like to continue maintaining it that way. My suspicion is that it was something like boiled linseed oil, but I'm not sure. I e-mailed Old Town Canoe, and they sent me here to the WCHA. Does anyone out there know?
    Thanks and Regards
  2. Ric Altfather

    Ric Altfather WCHA #4035

    See my response above...

    Ric Altfather

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