It’s been a busy week. In preparation for hosting Thanksgiving at our house this year, I installed a new 220 volt heater in the garage.

Truth be told, I also needed it because I knew I would be varnishing and painting all the wood on the boat. As you can see, it took a lot of room to spread everything out. I originally planned to do this in the basement. I’m so glad I didn’t. The fumes would have been too much inside. I also have a high-speed fan to help move the air around.

I’m using Minwax Helmsman Spar Urethane Clear Gloss on all the mahogany, teak and even the backside of the raw plywood laminates that came from the factory unfinished.

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