In our shop is a beautiful 30′ Hacker in need of some work on the transom. This is a beautiful boat with a great layout, which no doubt makes for a great day out on the lake.
With the boat being as long as it is, the transom exposed from under the canopy to the hot sun, much on the varnish was undermined and crazed off, leaving bare wood along the waterline. This is a good example of what the sun will do to a finish if left unchecked. The damage happened over many season’s time and it was overdue for some repair. Fortunately all the wood was still in great shape.
Moving quickly to get the customer in the water as soon as possible, we stripped, sanded, stained and built up a fresh finish of 12 coats of varnish, matching the original font for the name “Serene”. We gave the boot stripe and bottom paint a good few coats, and she was back in the lake!