Why the nautical terminology? I'm feeling specifically poetic in regards to specific gravity. And here's why... In the fall, I took a commission to make a table. The guy was like, "go wild". So, I planned for a few weeks, gathered materials, replanned, gathered more materials, discarded ideas, and began construction of the base. I came back to the project in January after holidays and re-evaluated, and started up again. I did some intricate mathematics to figure out the volume of the dimensions of my table top and some subtractive volumes to account for a freestyle parquet I was going to install. Everything looks good but even though mathematics usually do not lie I still had some hesitance about the final step of applying the clear coat. I knew there was something I was forgetting but I couldn't resolve the problem. So, I forged ahead and because I delayed for soooooo long finishing I cut a corner. Yep. I cut a corner and thus paid the price for overlooking the physical properties associated with specific gravity. So, right now, I'm hoping for a lagan rather than a derelict. Things look good.