What is the best type of varnish or finish for wooden spars? Any other tips are appreciated.


Z-Spar 1015 Captain's Varnish

I've had really good luck with Z-Spar 1015 Captain's Varnish. It's widely available (ex. West Marine), not very expensive ($17/pint), and it goes on really nicely. I've been using it on all the natural wood parts on my DN for a couple of years. It seems to hold up very well.


Geoff Sobering
DN US-5156/Laser 145234/Renegade 510