Recommendation for sealing new plywood boards?

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So our boat had some water damaged plywood boards making up the base of the V berth.. Basically the plywood all got wet through a water leak and to keep the mattresses dry the previous owner covered the boards with a plastic sheet and put the mattresses back keeping the water there and causing the boards to determinate.. I have cut new boards to replace them and ultimately they will be painted (top and bottom) with Hempel Multicoat.

The question is should I
a) seal whole board with epoxy first then paint?
b) seal the edges with epoxy then paint the whole board?
c) just paint the whole board and not worry about sealing with epoxy?
 

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Things like bunk boards inside the boats shouldn't be continually wet. If they are - fix the leaks!

So if the plywood is decent marine or even proper WBP, then a regular coating regime should be sufficient.
Hempel do a good Primer / Undercoat which is good for building up a thickness, topped off with any old gloss.
 

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Thanks for the comments..

Goes without saying that the leak is resolved.. :)
Going forward we will no doubt take better care than the previous owner and make sure it all stays dry and well ventilated..
 
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