At that point in the restoration of my '27 Old Town CR. After a last coat of red paint to the exterior I will turn my attention to the interior. I plan on using Pettit Captains varnish and finish with a satin finish. Reading cans of varnish etc at the local boat supply (Hamilton Marine in Portland) led me to believe I would be better suited to start with a coat of Clear Wood Sealer (also Pettit). I applied HOT linseed oil at least 2 months ago prior to canvass on the inside and outside of the hull. Does that change the recommendation? Do I need to use the sealer or can I redirect my budget towards more varnish (have one Qt of Captains right now). PS; should the Old Town decal go one first or after at least one coat of varnish (as I was planning)?