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I have stripped all the varnish from my boat in the past. I used a combination of Nitomors (yellow tin) and a very sharp cabinet scraper, taking great care not scrape through the top veneer of the ply. This veneer can really be quite thin in particular areas such as the butt joints towards the aft end of the side decks where it may have been sanded level during building.

Others have suggested sealing with epoxy before varnishing, but I have only used Ultravar 2 pack polyurethane varnish, which has been very successful and has lasted six years with little maintenance.