A few questions already bubbling around in my mind:
--Varnish? I'd love to hear folk's thoughts on when it's ok to clean up (scape/sand) old varnish and add new coats vs. stripping the old varnish (sounds toxic).
--Filler? Does it really take a month or more for the filler to dry/cure? Are there some alternative fillers that set up more quickly?
--Keels and outside stems? I gather that when re-canvassing, that many folks choose to leave off the keel and this would probably be my preference (although it was nice in a strong quartering wind yesterday). How are the outside stems dealt with in this case?
Thanks to all for the wealth of information and for making the forum/website such a welcoming place. I'll try to get some pictures posted soon.