Shredding old Classics Ralph Naranjo broke my heart with his reference to the 31-foot Tripp Seafarer being sent off to the chipper (see PS October 2020). This has been my 53rd season sailing that boat’s cousin, a 1961 Seafarer Polaris by Tripp, also built in the Netherlands. Something is wrong with the world when functional […]
When applying a paste cleaner, a toothbrush is useful for buffing tight spots and working into the pores of welds; follow by buffing with a cotton cloth. A green 3M scrubby pad helps for removing more aggressive stains. Continued rusting in welded areas might indicate a developing failure, requiring replacement. Rinse thoroughly with fresh water and mild soap when done buffing.