Saturday 28 May 2022

Mast, Spars & Other Bits | Re-varnishing

Having previously discovered that applying varnish to spars with a brush was a bad idea, I wet sanded everything with a P240 grit.

That was fine with all except the tiller and the drop board retainers, which had to be taken back to the bare wood.

Here is a drop board retainer being scraped in the vice.

And here it is being sanded to P120.

Lastly here are the boom, gaff, tiller and drop board retainers being varnished or re-varnished on the bench.

I'm going to make sure everything has at least five coats of varnish, applied by roller and tipped out with a foam brush. This method gives a really nice finish.

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