Re: [baidarka] List Archive

John Reynolds (
Fri, 08 May 1998 12:43:22 +0000

Date: Fri, 08 May 1998 12:43:22 +0000
From: John Reynolds <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] List Archive

Stefano you are right sanding sucks. I'll take your word on how this
works. Once again though how do you keep up the finish once the boat is

John Reynolds
(living on the "Muddy Mo"

Stefano Moretti wrote:
> John Reynolds wrote:
> >
> > You are relying on luck to a great degree for cohesion between varnish
> > coats. The bond between coats in varnish is a mechanical bond relying on
> > roughness of surface to make that bond. Because of the lack of presumed
> > sanding before the initial coat you are presenting a fairly rough
> > surface to bond to. Subsequent layers will have less "tooth" to bind to.
> > Once the finish has been nicked to raw wood, water could wick under the
> > finish causing peeling and blisters. How do you recoat for upkeep after
> > the skin is applied?
> Who spoke about varnishing ? I sand varnish coats with 220 or 360 grit
> wet dry paper.I can subscribe any word of yours for pure varnish, but
> take my word or best, try out, the other stuff because it really
> behaves differently.
> Good sanding, Stefano