Sunday, February 17th, taking a break from studies, I found an hour to apply the 5th coat of varnish to the newly crafted Westsail 32 tiller. Like the previous coats, I followed the repetitive process for building up a suitable protective layer of varnish: sand with 220 grit paper, wipe down with solvent, and then apply a coat of varnish (Epifanes Clear Gloss), thinned 10 to 15% with brushing thinner.
The 4th coat of varnish getting some sun prior to the sanding, below.
The tiller post-sanding, below.
...and after the 5th coat was applied, below.
Total Time: 1 hour