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Re: new wood and varnish ???
You seem to know how to do it right - those woods are not great for boat exteriors (fir is pretty good spar material though). Staining exterior wood is not a good idea because it will get sanded/scrubbed a lot. 5200 is only for permanently installing things - it's an adhesive as much or more than it's a sealant.
Lastly - steel wool should NEVER be on a boat - you will end up with a boat with chicken pox. You can use it at home when refinishing boat stuff you've taken home to work on but it should never, ever go on board.
I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.