This looks awesome, right until the part where he says, "You've just gotta get five or six coats on it..."Bruce, I wax the cabin top, cockpit and some of the deck.
Most people don't believe me, but I use Zep Wet look floor wax.
For instructions, Google RedMax Pro. That product is obsolete, so we all moved to Zep Wet Look and it works just fine.
Well, I don't wax the nonskid surfaces, which on my boat are specialized gelcoat.
But goodness, yes, I have the decks waxed twice a year, and the hull once a year. Deck: $300. Hull and Deck: $750. I have learned to remove canvas covers and to wrap some hardware in painters tape against overspray from the polish. Of course we can do it ourselves, but I watched the guy on the Tartan 38 next door for a couple of years, 70 years old in knee-pads bent over all day. I feel the maximum age for waxing your own boat is 55, when I quit windsurfing for the same reason: you look like an idiot compared to everybody else.
Old unwaxed gel coat, doesn't that absorb every spilled drop of wine or stomped potato chip?