Desperado Questions

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Desperado Questions

Post by SkinSaub » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:06 pm

I have been eyeing up the 19' Desperado as my second build after a little row boat, and I had a few questions about it. First I have been attempting to find the stain that the old Chris Crafts use to get that nice red/orange glow. (See picture attached) Does anyone have any ideas or specific stains that can be used to obtain that color. I was also looking at the plans and see that they list the max horsepower for outboards but not inboards does anyone have the limit or the perfect I/O that will make her preform great? This will probably be the first of many questions but thanks anyways.
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Re: Desperado Questions

Post by Jimbob » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:42 pm

The stain is interlux Chris craft mahogany stain. They sell it at classic boat connection. See my build below to see what it looks like.
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Re: Desperado Questions

Post by JimmY » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:44 am

You can also custom mix dyes. I used Behlen's Solar-Lux dyes and was able to come up with good match.
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