Varnish is dangerous. When you undertake a varnishing project, how do you know when to stop? Three coats is enough. But, five looks better. And wouldn't you love to be able to point out the 10 coats of varnish on you boat? A musing by blogger John Vigor really provide illumination on the dangers of varnish.
I don't know how many total coats of varnish now ensconce Solitude III's spars, but enough. The final coat was satin-sheen, to help mask the bumps and bruises that are a spar's lot in life.
|Reinstalling the spars|
|On the water again|