Man...Terra Nova..Alan Wheeler..and all others who replied to this thread:
Thanks muchly..this horse has now been well beaten, and my mind is made up. I will do a coat or two of WEST Epoxy
105/206/422, just because I have it on hand and everyone agrees that its a good idea... and then 2 coats of Interlux
2000, or three, if my paint
goes that far. It is the belt and braces solution. It has been an education.
Now, what to do about the !#&*$%! spring blackflies while I am working outdoors? Bug repellent spray and cuprous oxide sanding
dust make a heck of an itchey mess.