Good evening,

I am probably being premature, but ,thought I would ask.

I have an offer accepted on a 42 Commander and am awaiting survey. The wood on her is absolutely beautiful. She was in heated storage for several years. What should I do to keep her that way? She will be coming to Florida.20210911_104622_HDR.jpg

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Hi Tony: The first thing that comes to mind: don't take her to the ocean.

Best Regards,

Lewis

If all the brightwork looks that good ?  man o man, you have quite a job. there. The florida sun is gonna take its toll. Firstly cover what you can. I have seen pictures of canvas rail covers as well as swim platform covers. Next if you can find out the products and frequency of application from the current owner. You need a good UV protection. Any cracks in that varnish and your going to get lift and blistering. I took care of all the brightwork on a 53 Hatteras as well as full teak decks. Its my hobby

Get a covered slip is going to be the best option. You will probably have to put a couple coats of whatever finished they used on yearly.

Where in Florida???  I am about to pull mine and set her beside my shop for a complete overhaul. I bought a walking foot sewing machine last year and will cover  all my bright work including toe rail. I can deal with a few snaps. Long discussion with Orphil tonight on prep and painting.  Covered slips are few and far between here in Palm Beach County. Mine had held up good with little maintenance over the past few years.  Still have dreams of weeks in the Bahamas pulling my 15'  90 hp tender.  Waiting on FPL to remove guy wire to have transporter move her 10 miles, stern will be right at my back door. Looking for scuba tank compressor to install, have watermaker ready to go then solar panels.  Big dreams since 2005 when I bought her. Lots of satisfaction over the years. Sad our values suck! \ B.

I have seen this boat,as I have a 38 Commander just down the dock named Last CALL.She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Congratulations,How will you get her to Florida,truck, or on her own bottom?

Jim Thanx, I think I saw you sitting on her Saturday. Should have stopped and said hi but I was a little excited.

They will be trucking her down. Survey at Emerald City next week.

jim hering said:

I have seen this boat,as I have a 38 Commander just down the dock named Last CALL.She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Congratulations,How will you get her to Florida,truck, or on her own bottom?

Jacksonville. Ortega Landing

Byron Smith said:

Where in Florida???  I am about to pull mine and set her beside my shop for a complete overhaul. I bought a walking foot sewing machine last year and will cover  all my bright work including toe rail. I can deal with a few snaps. Long discussion with Orphil tonight on prep and painting.  Covered slips are few and far between here in Palm Beach County. Mine had held up good with little maintenance over the past few years.  Still have dreams of weeks in the Bahamas pulling my 15'  90 hp tender.  Waiting on FPL to remove guy wire to have transporter move her 10 miles, stern will be right at my back door. Looking for scuba tank compressor to install, have watermaker ready to go then solar panels.  Big dreams since 2005 when I bought her. Lots of satisfaction over the years. Sad our values suck! \ B.

Best wishes to you.Let us know when she arrives.

Tony Kirkland said:

Jim Thanx, I think I saw you sitting on her Saturday. Should have stopped and said hi but I was a little excited.

They will be trucking her down. Survey at Emerald City next week.

jim hering said:

I have seen this boat,as I have a 38 Commander just down the dock named Last CALL.She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! Congratulations,How will you get her to Florida,truck, or on her own bottom?

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