The application of three coats over 3 days made the finish even.
The colour and wood stain worked better than a transparent varnish like wood skin. The sanded skirts of the boats were a mix of shades and a full body coloured stain was needed to protect them, as the trawler waited outdoors for refurbishing in the shed. The different shades of the skirts would otherwise appear through the transparent varnishes and the job would appear messy.
Wood rot spread after the collision of a neighbouring yacht into the starboard beam and wood of the trawler, in 2016. The rot was amplified by the dry docks sun, without varnish protection and dissolved wood stain.
The rotten wood has been replaced with new beams and fitted into the decking of, TandEadapt. To preserve the new beams and remaining original ones. Woodskin varnish, with its glossy and amber like finish, is the first option here. Despite the more difficult lengths of application. The job of Varnishishing is being planned for a protected coat before the trawler goes into a boat shed for further updates.
Aaron Dia Pemberton. RYA qualified skipper. Trawler yacht captain of T&Eadapt