Thursday, April 10, 2008


We can drive ourselves crazy with the final sanding, going around the boat over and over. There comes a point when we have to say good enough and slap on that first coat of varnish and see how everything turned out. Just the deck got the varnish today. I have to say it looks great, difficult to photograph, the mirror shine is really something after 3 months of work. So are the fumes. Be very careful with this stuff, wear a mask and ventilate.

4 more coats are needed, wet sanding with 400 grit paper inbetween? Maybe just 2, I do not see the need to put 5 to 6 coats of varnish on the hull. 3 is the minimum to offer UV protection for the epoxy.

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