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Re: Cetol or Shooner #96 please..... Advice
I really like that deep, rich look that varnish gives properly prepared wood and wouldn't trade that for any other finish. Yeah, it's a lot of hard work to get it up to yacht quality, and you have to sand between coats, but it lends an air of class and tradition to any boat. I prefer Captain's varnish (yes, ten coats if you want that deep, rich finish) after an initial coat or two of clear wood sealer. Then it's just a coat or so a year to maintain.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
ďBelieve me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.Ē ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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