mds said:Ran into a problem during the 1st coat of varnish. After a light sand I put on the varnish, that was Tuesday. Today is Sat and it is still tacky over about 80% of the area covered. I tried acetone to wipe it off with no luck. As I am launching tomorrow, I used scrapper, steel wool and sand paper to remove the varnish. It has taken several passes to get the most of the goo off. I am now at the stage of 1 pass with sandpaper, wipe off, sandpaper, as the balls of varnish left from the pass just get smeared in if you don't wipe them off. I am now looking at other options to the varnish. I was going to put extra coats on in the basement this winter and the smell of the varnish would not have permitted that. I am still going to launch it tomorrow the way it is and will use the time between now and spring to detail it out.