Yeah....after weeks of sanding, then applying epoxy and repeating this procedure over and over, I am so glad to move on and put the epoxy (and dust) behind me. I cleaned everything up and began the process of varnishing the boat. I know from my experience with my kayak that I will also be happy when the varnishing is done because the finish line is near. Last night I mixed up the varnish with brush thinner and thinned it to 50/50. I used brush thinner because I read that it helps to keep the varnish wet longer giving you time to spread it out. I really had to work fast so I did not have any dry spots along the way. I am expecting to put on between 4-6 coats of varnish. Each time I will mix the varnish with less and less thinner. The varnish will need to be sanded between each coat and should take 2-4 days to dry between coats.