Awlwood MA (Varnish) Tips and Tricks – and a Free downloadable varnish or finish guide

This week we finish putting the Awlwood MA on the boom, and traveler car. As I mentioned in an earlier video the application of this product (and most frankly) is to plan the recoat timeframes so that you are applying the next coat at the optimal time that gives an excellent adherence to the coat below it but minimizes the surface preparation time.

As I was planning this job, I realized I needed 2 things. The first was a planned schedule based on what I intended to do. I often have to prepare the work around other things (such as that job I have :)) and doing so means a plan needs to be created.

I also know that boat work rarely goes according to plan, so this tool also will allow you to track your actual work in addition to your plan and show the differences in recoat time so that you can adjust accordingly.

In this video, we complete the boom and show how great this Awlwood MA product looks, but we also spend some time explaining how you can download the free XLS or Google Sheets tools to create and plan your own finish tasks.

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Please check out our other videos as well and click on the playlist below for a couple we think you may enjoy.
Our Refit Playlist –
Our Sailing to New Orleans Playlist –
Our Epoxy Vs Polyester Fiberglass test results –
Our series on hatches –
and Our Series on new Freshwater Plumbing –

Some of the tools we mention in our videos are:
Oscillating Multi-tool –
Carbide Grinding blade for the oscillating tool –
Ryobi Skill Saw (I have the corded) –
The Cordless version is here –
Small Trim Router (Great for tight places) –
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