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If you want the job to last more than one season, you need at least 3 more coats. 8 coats is ideal for multi-year protection that only needs to be touched up with a maintenace coat or two every 2-3 years.

The reason why a lot of sailors think varnnish is not durable and requires constant maintenance is they stop varnishing the bare wood when they are happy with the gloss..usually the third coat. :)

Varnish is like antibiotics- if you stop taking them when you start to feel better, instead of following the instructions, you likely end up having to take 'em again.
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