Sounds good,I think the concensus here is two coats of epoxy, two of varnish to protect it, and light sanding and re-varnishing every season. Over decades, polyurethane has proven itself.
Yes, same here as far as most of the rudders & tillers on my 3 sunfish just need maybe light sanding & a fresh coat.Of my 7 used Sunfish, rudders and boards came with some finish.
On only two, I'd sanded all the finish off. One coat per [busy] season can be an acceptable treatment.
In the 1980s, water base finish was a tremendous gift to interior painters. (Furniture, walls, ceilings).Yes, same here as far as most of the rudders & tillers on my 3 sunfish just need maybe light sanding & a fresh coat.
I’m tempted to use a water base UV polyurethane because of easy cleanup. Do you think the water base finish would adhere to the original finishes ( I’m assuming they were finished with oil base) or would it be better to go with an oil base varnish?