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Old 01-22-2022, 10:16 PM   #4
Cleanslate
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City: Cherry Hill
Vessel Model: Ocean Yachts 42 Sunliner
Join Date: Jan 2022
Posts: 31
They did the right thing.
Your boat was finished at the factory; bare wood , sealant, then varnish over the sealed joints etc.
Sealant needs to bond to bare wood for proper expansion and contraction and movement. Varnish is brittle and goes over top of this.
Sealant won’t bond to wood coated with varnish.
It will allow more water intrusion and cause problems.

Alwood is a good idea. Great stuff . I use Epifanes clear varnish. Works well.
Bottom line , great varnish always needs TLC .
I put a yearly coat on mine .
Joints are always problematic. you will find some joints are worse than others for some reason.
Bottom line , they did the right thing.
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