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    Posted: 28 Nov 20 at 4:25pm
I need to tidy up the thwart on my Europe, a good rub down and varnish. What the best stuff that actually goes off properly hard in days rather than weeks?
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I have only used yacht varnish, think the last tin was B&Q own brand, never used any varnish in cold and damp, so, can't advise.
I can recall someone painting a boat in a tent in the winter, that wasn't too bad a finish.
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At this time of year, nothing without heat.

If you can get it warm enough, with bare wood, then isocyanate clear varnish like Bondaseal will give you 3 coats in about 3 hours and then take another 24 hours to cure completely. More "normal" varnish, go for a 2 pack polyurethane, I guess. Never liked the stuff, myself.
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The thwart is off the boat and in the house, so I guess that will help. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Nov 20 at 7:23pm
Originally posted by epicfail

The thwart is off the boat and in the house, so I guess that will help.†


Yes it will! But don't use isocynate varnish in that case, as the smell lingers for days and gets you high, followed by headaches.
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Thatís sounds like something you did more than once lol  LOL
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If its off the boat and in the house you can probably use pretty much anything *but* you need to consider the rest of the household and fumes. Some people find the solvents difficult to tolerate, especially the more aggressive chemicals in the high end varnishes. Oh, and don't use two pot in the house at all. Too toxic.
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Times have changed since I epoxied, high built and two packed a National 12 in my parents house  Smile
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We have all become environmentalists and risk averse, I won't let the kids in the kitchen if there's cooking going on or use the mower or shears. I had to do loads of dangerous things when I was a kid, I was in charge of lighting the fire and loads of chores that I think are dangerous now, where are we all going?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Noah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Nov 20 at 7:46am
Originally posted by 423zero

We have all become environmentalists and risk averse, I won't let the kids in the kitchen if there's cooking going on or use the mower or shears. I had to do loads of dangerous things when I was a kid, I was in charge of lighting the fire and loads of chores that I think are dangerous now, where are we all going?

Way off topic, but really? How are kids supposed to learn a) how to cook and b) how to mitigate risks if they are never exposed to an active kitchen?
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