Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard

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wpeluso
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Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard

Post by wpeluso » Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:22 pm

I just completed construction on an Endeavor 17 kayak and am ready for varnishing.
Question - Is it better to coat the sheer guard with epoxy before varnishing, or should I just apply varnish over the bare wood?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thanks.

Rick in Pender Harbour
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Re: Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard

Post by Rick in Pender Harbour » Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:40 pm

I've only built a couple of kayaks, but I would always seal wood with epoxy before varnishing. Gunwales, etc. always get this on my boats, it provides a well bonded base for the varnish, I believe much less likely to peel. Remember that the epoxy must be fully cured, at least a week, maybe 2, before varnish.
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wpeluso
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Re: Endeavor 17 Sheer Guard

Post by wpeluso » Thu Apr 30, 2015 6:54 am

Thanks Rick.

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