I'm doing restoration of a 40 year old gem of a 9 ft sailing dinghy that was cold molded way back then. The hull is 3 layers of 1/16 in. western cedar, a single layer of fine mesh FG cloth epoxied on hull exterior and then painted with awlgrip many years ago. The hull interior, mahogany carved transom, centerboard trunk, laminated keel, tiller, spars are all finished bright.
Tried to upload a picture after struggling to get the JPEG file size down to 32kb, but WBF still won't accept it on account of "large" file size??
Anyway I've seen several boats in Chesapeake Bay that have Awlbrite on their brightwork and after 3 years or so with usual UV exposure (nontropical) and active sailing, it looks quite good.
I'm reluctant to move away from the old ways but would rather sail than sand and revarnish, so thinking of using awlbrite 3 part urethane instead of conventional spar varnish and wondering what the collective wisdom of WBF thinks about that. Is it a good choice/ Any tips or troubles to know about?
Thanks very much.