I wanted to create some air-flow into the cabin while SV Mia Noi was sitting on her trailer, so my solution was to put a vent in the cockpit crib boards.
The boards were looking a little worn, the varnish was faded and worn. So the project seemed like a good time to kill two birds with one stone.
I purchased the vent from West Marine during their cyber Monday sale and picked up the varnish at Home Depot. For previous varnish jobs I purchased an expensive teak varnish from West Marine, but for this job I went for a $12 can for Rustolium varnish. The crib boards are covered by the cabin tarp 95% of the time, so I couldn’t justify the added expense of the West Marine varnish.
Started the job at 10am .. sanded, made the cut-out, varnished and installed the new vent around 4pm. One-Day Paint Job!