Originally Posted by CaptForce
Polyurethane or varnish
? ...no way! I quit that choice many years ago. I'm strictly stainless steel
, polycarbonate and Starboard plastic over fiberglass
. I can't justify a surface that requires repeated maintenance
. All my pretty wood is below!
I'm with you! Doing this for a living has taught me that varnish
is for dock
queens. If you are the commodore of your local yacht club, varnish away! If you are actually taking your boat somewhere, get rid of that stuff, unless (like me) you are a glutton for punishment.
Best varnish secret I can relate is- if you're gonna spend the bucks to do it right, save yourself some heartache and spend even more for good quality canvas
covers for your brightwork. Your maintenance
will be reduced ten fold. But no one will see all that beautiful brightwork much of the time! I have canvas
for every rail and hatch
on the boat. If you drop 20 G's on a varnish job, you might as well spend 10 more to ensure it lasts. Brightwork is a rich mans game
, unless you do it all yourself....