Finishing, Second Edition
ISBN 0-924947-11-X

Duck Trap Wherry, Fritha

Duck Trap Wherry

This book was written to make your life in and around boats easier. It is comprehensive, based on years of first-hand experience with products that work and those that have failed to live up to the claims in their advertisers. It doesn't cover every product of every paint manufacturer. What it does do is discuss the products that work best in our shop, and in the process, takes you through preparatory steps, through application, and on to maintenance. In short, if someone was going to apply to our shop for a job as a finisher, this is the information we would expect them to know.

To the best of our knowledge, it is the first time it has all been gathered together between two covers. Two of the many topics included that you won't find elsewhere are incising a waterline and estimating--there's even information on gold leafing. Nearly everyone thinks they can paint; from a professional's viewpoint, nearly all of them are wrong. Here is the information you need to get the job done right the first time so you can spend more time where you would rather be–out on the water. At less than the cost of a good varnish brush, it's money well spent.

Chapters include...

  • The Basics
  • Tools of the Trade
  • Preparation
  • Painting
  • Varnishing
  • Oiling
  • Maintenance & Repair

Matinicus Double Ender "Freedom"

Matinicus Double Ender

Staten Island Skiff

Staten Island Skiff

About the photos...

These are just some examples of the finishing types covered in the book-from paint alone, to paint and brightwork combined, to all brightwork.

has 97 pages, 27 illustrations, and is indexed.
(shipping weight 2 lbs.)

(Buy 2 or more books, and get a deal on the shipping.)


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Staten Island Skiff

Staten Island Skiff

Left: Where white paint comes together with Grand Banks Biege and Burgundy, even professionals reach for the masking tape...Dark reds like this are particularly messy to work with, but the way they look when they are done makes it worth the trouble.

This is Freedom, the same Matinicus Double Ender pictured above.

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