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interior woodwork ?finish

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Skykomish E29 says:

This is probably right up Ron's Ians street as it is his field of expertise.
I am looking at replacing the interior side panels of Aeolus.( the facing for the shelves with the cutouts, and the side panels on the quarter berths as these have split) . I plan to use Plywood as per the original, for ease of use and convenience of supply. What should I finish the wood in?
The obvious answer would be a satin varnish but as a professional is there a better alternative?
I have a tin of "Tonkinois" which was recommended at the boat show and gives a great finish (apparently) but I feel that may be a bit too glossy.
Any thoughts from anybody but inparticular Ron and Ian thanks
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busy home [deleted] says:

Epifanes satin single pack is your best bet Ian says,Epifanes is used 90% in the yard in various forms.
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Skykomish E29 says:

Excuse my ignorance , what is Epifanes? some kind of varnish? Ok now found a website for it at :
www.boatpaint.co.uk

However i am now really confused as to which one I need as there are so many.
I agree I only want a Satin finish however the interior satin that they list suggests that several coats of gloss need applying first, is this so?

Advice please Bodge
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Skykomish E29 says:

Also can Ian or anyone advise how I can cut out the rectangular holes and retain a nice straight edge as experience has shown that no matter how carefully I cut a jigsaw gives a profile similar to the Cornish Coastline, and planing seems not to be an option due to acess limitations.
I am inclined to think that clamping the work between two scrap pieces will prevent splintering, and may act as a support to guide the jigsaw.
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busy home [deleted] says:

Seeing bodge this morning to get bits off boat and measure up dobbins .You can get a jigsaw blade which cuts on the downstroke specialy for ply , and cancell pendulm action. Use a very good quality professional jig saw and go slo.More later....
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Skykomish E29 says:

Thanks Ron knew i could rely on the craftsmen of Cornwall!
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busy home [deleted] says:

Two coats of Cellulose sanding sealer Two coats Epiphanes satin mate rub down each coat Good enough for Princess Anne!(Rustler)
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Skykomish E29 says:

Thanks guys
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