24TH ANNUAL WOODENBOAT SHOW FEATURES “I BUILT IT MYSELF” BOATBUILDING COMPETITION

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AkzoNobel’s Interlux® is once again the sponsor of the “I Built It Myself” trailerable wooden boat competition at the WoodenBoat Show. This year’s event will be held June 26-28 on the village green at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut.

“I Built It Myself” annually attracts as many as 50 beautifully crafted boats and proud owners/builders. In previous years, the collection has included kayaks, skiffs, daysailers, canoes and much more by a variety of designers such as Iain Oughtred, Joel White, Chesapeake Light Craft, Arch Davis and William & John Atkin.

 Photo: Richard Honan of Winthrop, MA, with his boat Proud Mary II, the 2014 winner of the “I Built it Myself” Award sponsored by Interlux® at the WoodenBoat Show.

Also at the WoodenBoat Show, the experts from AkzoNobel will be hand to brief visitors and answer questions about Interlux products specially formulated for wooden boats, including Schooner® and Brightside® Polyurethane.

Schooner® Varnish combines the very best of classic, varnish craftsmanship with the newest technology. Schooner® Varnish contains ultra-violet filters to screen the sun’s damaging rays for remarkable durability, excellent water resistance and silky application. Superior self-leveling property and a bright, clear, high gloss yields a pristine finish with the traditional golden color.

Brightside® Polyurethane is a hard, high gloss one-part polyurethane topside finish. Excellent application characteristics yield that “sprayed on” look when brush applied in thin coats and is ideal for use anywhere above the true waterline. Available in a range of bright, crisp colors, Brightside Polyurethane is easy to clean, resists staining and has great abrasion resistance.

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