Okay, so I've read that you need to sand away all shiny spots prior to varnishing or else the varnish will...? What? Not look as good? Is it that bad?
I'm working right now on the fillets and skids on the bottom of my boat. Do I really need to sand them perfectly prior to varnishing? Isn't it enough to make sure they are roughed so that the varnish adheres? It's an awful lot of work to eliminate all shiny spots AND not sand through to the wood, and as the recipient of multiple lumbar herniations I am looking for short-cuts!