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We have a new way to do brightwork that will last for years. After my testing is complete, I'll start offering it to my customers. Gorgeous (just like regular varnish) tough as LPU and lasts at least four years.
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If you really, really want to learn how to varnish, pm me and we'll start with prepping the brush.
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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

flybynight would be my hero (what an incredible mirror shine!) except, there is silver metal in his wood and that's always a bad thing. A real yachtsmen wouldn't suffer form cheap fasteners, he'd pull them before they blacken the wood, and replace them with proper bronze fittings.

Hey, sww! You know that a half hour with a chain saw, any chain saw, will solve the varnish and pilothouse problems both at once, don't you? (VBG)

Bottom line, who is going to walk the dog? Who is really going to wind up doing the maintenance, or not? That's all. Whoever is going to walk it, has to feed it and clean up after it too. So if you're going to maintain the wood, you decide the finish it gets. If someone else is going to do it, they decide. No bargaining, no negotiation.

I go for bare wood and teak oil, because I love that mirror finish but I don't get enough to spend the hours it needs to be one that way. Over and over again. There's this stuff they make now, maybe you've heard of it? Called "plastic". Has the same mirror finish and requires much less maintenance, too. ;-)
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We have tried everything to reduce cycle time with our varnish every fancy new product, nothing lasts as long as

Captain's Varnish by Pettit.

6-8 coats, dry each coat overnight -
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, there is silver metal in his wood and that's always a bad thing. A real yachtsmen wouldn't suffer form cheap fasteners,
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That may or may not be true, but my credentials are better than your credentials.
And you might wish to revisit a dictionary.

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We have tried everything to reduce cycle time with our varnish every fancy new product, nothing lasts as long as

Captain's Varnish by Pettit.

6-8 coats, dry each coat overnight -
Does that mean that the 2015 Flagship varnish is not as good as the 1015 Captain's? I thought the 2015 had more UV protection.
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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

Stainless fasteners aren't cheap anywhere that I've ever shopped.
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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

If you have varnish that is exposed to the sun in or near the tropics you do not own that boat.

The boat owns you. You will be down on your hands and knees every few weeks.

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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

It's OK, I'm married so I'm already down on my knees over something or other every few weeks anyway so I'll just multitask.
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Re: Varnish. AAAGH!

I don't want to have to worry that I will scratch the dam varnish everytime I anchor, drop a drop board, drop a ? I found a recipe for old school wood preservative and protectent. I't 60% linseed oil,30% melted bee's wax and 10% pine tar. Yes it will darken wood, but I am not out for looks I want cheap easy and durable. I have been on so many (nubie) cruising boats that try to look like Yacht Club boats at the dock, afraid someone will scratch something or get something dirty. I have forty eight Y.O. teak that if you drag an anchor chain over it just polishes it! To each their own. Get out here cruising and you'll soon focus on the important stuff like sea worthiness and having fun.

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