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04/16/2023 12:06PM  
Well I finally pulled the trigger on a solo for myself, and can’t wait to get it on the water. Mother Nature has other ideas with rain and some snow later today, so the maiden voyage will have to wait a few more days. The hull (inside and out) needs a little TLC as the previous owner seems to have tried to oil the wood gunnels but left drips and streaks behind on the inside and outside, so I’m looking for a way to clean that up without harming any of the finishes. I did email Northstar for advice but would be happy to hear from people here as well. There are a few more spots similar to the ones shown in the photos below.




 
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04/16/2023 12:55PM  
Congrats! Gorgeous boat!
 
04/16/2023 03:05PM  
Beautiful! No suggestions regarding the splotches, but someone here will have suggestions I am sure. Look forward to your thoughts on the new toy. Congrats!!
 
YetiJedi
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04/16/2023 03:40PM  
Congrats on the new addition! Hopefully you'll get out to float soon. :)
 
Jackfish
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04/16/2023 04:40PM  
Nice boat! Congratulations!
 
04/16/2023 05:03PM  
Nice Boat
 
04/16/2023 06:15PM  
Beautiful canoe. Congrats and enjoy.
 
AlexanderSupertramp
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04/17/2023 10:37AM  
naturboy12: "Well I finally pulled the trigger on a solo for myself, and can’t wait to get it on the water. Mother Nature has other ideas with rain and some snow later today, so the maiden voyage will have to wait a few more days. The hull (inside and out) needs a little TLC as the previous owner seems to have tried to oil the wood gunnels but left drips and streaks behind on the inside and outside, so I’m looking for a way to clean that up without harming any of the finishes. I did email Northstar for advice but would be happy to hear from people here as well. There are a few more spots similar to the ones shown in the photos below.
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I have the same boat, picked it new in January and it had some similar residue on it from the factory and some goo on the exterior. I spoke with Bear at Northstar and he recommended a small amount denatured alcohol on a rag. It worked for me. Use it very sparingly and rinse off with water when done.
 
straighthairedcurly
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04/17/2023 07:21PM  
Enjoy!
 
04/18/2023 07:01AM  
AlexanderSupertramp: "
naturboy12: "Well I finally pulled the trigger on a solo for myself, and can’t wait to get it on the water. Mother Nature has other ideas with rain and some snow later today, so the maiden voyage will have to wait a few more days. The hull (inside and out) needs a little TLC as the previous owner seems to have tried to oil the wood gunnels but left drips and streaks behind on the inside and outside, so I’m looking for a way to clean that up without harming any of the finishes. I did email Northstar for advice but would be happy to hear from people here as well. There are a few more spots similar to the ones shown in the photos below.
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I have the same boat, picked it new in January and it had some similar residue on it from the factory and some goo on the exterior. I spoke with Bear at Northstar and he recommended a small amount denatured alcohol on a rag. It worked for me. Use it very sparingly and rinse off with water when done."


I did email them and got similar advice, so I’ll be giving that a try this weekend. Thanks for the info!
 
mkvnwk
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04/18/2023 06:12PM  
I picked up a NW solo this year as well, and I'm loving it so far. You just need to get some mud on that boat and those stains will disappear.
 
airmorse
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04/19/2023 07:16AM  
Sounds like an easy fix which is good.

Nice find!
 
HowardSprague
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04/20/2023 01:09PM  
Beautiful boat, congrats!
 
whitecedar
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04/21/2023 01:00PM  
What a beauty!!!
 
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