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VARNISH April 8, 2009

Posted by sailingnightwatch in Durbeck, FL, Florida, ICW, Pensacola, Repairs, Restoration, Sailing the ICW.

Been busy. On the days off or when I only work afternoons I have been spotting and building up the varnish on my cap rails. I do the same for the rub rails, but do not use varnish. Almost all of the joints in the cap rail cracked during the winter and got some yellow starting to spread. I sanded them down and as of today I have 2 coats of varnish on those cracks and other wear spots that have developed the past year. The first coat is cut so as to be a good seal coat. The second coat has more varnish and the third coat is about 90% varnish. I only do a light sand between coats. After 3 coats of varnish I will start building up the Bristol. The rub rails I use the same technique but with Cetrol. Time to get back to it.



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