Sailfish mount help needed

Submitted by Glenn on 02/26/2004 at 19:22. ( ) 66.171.31.20

I got a big sailfish in today to get mounted. Should I do a skin mount or mold it and do a reproduction? Does any one still do skin mounts of sailfish? Why should I or should not do a skin mount if that is your response. All the input given would be appreciated.

Thanks very much,
Glenn

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Order a reproduction.

This response submitted by John C on 02/26/2004 at 20:35. ( ) 66.233.157.155

For the sake of your sanity order a reproduction.

You can do it but, you will have to mold all fins, body etc and reproduce it in fiberglass.

IT will belled grease unless you have a lot of experience and tons of time to clean.


fiberglass

This response submitted by newbirdman on 02/26/2004 at 20:41. ( ) 205.188.209.9

Unless you plan on making more with that mold , just buy a blank and save yourself a lot of time and space . I have molds in my attic that are 25 years old that I've used once . Rick


skin mount?

This response submitted by Glenn on 02/26/2004 at 20:59. ( ) 66.171.31.20

can I do a skin mount? Would it make a nice, lasting mount? Would you do a skin mount?


ABSOLUTELY NOT!

This response submitted by George on 02/26/2004 at 22:15. ( georoof@aol.com ) 205.188.209.9

Glen, saltwater game fish cannot, repeat CANNOT be conventionally mounted as a rule. Some species, very limited smaller species, can be mounted, but by and large, the big guys will quickly deteriorate no matter what methods you might use. Within 5 years it will be dripping oil, paint will be sloughing off, and it will STINK. Forget it and get a repro.


Come on George!

This response submitted by Cecil 63.115.128.181 on 02/28/2004 at 21:15. ( ) 63.115.128.146

Let him learn the hard way! LOL


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