varnish first, paint later
it is easier to clean paint off of varnish, if any paint creeps under the tape thne it is hell to clean off of bare wood, put on most of the varnish first, then paint and then tape the paint and then the last coat of varnish will be perfect
tip- use medium sanding blocks instead of paper-10 for 5 bucks thru harbour freight, I COMPLETLY did my boat with sanding blocks and it is far better then paper
dont ask me how much I love to varnish!
There's one rich man onboard and there's twentyfive poor men and they enjoy it more then the rich man does -Jim Kilroy when asked if yacht racing is a rich mans sport.