I just moved my boat from Chicago to the Rio Dulce in Guatemale. The Toe Rails and Center Cockpit teak
rail , really all the teak, which is not much on My Morgan
462, was in real need of attention.
It had Cetol on the toe rail and i had used Captains varnish
on everything else, not knowing any better.
Mayan labor on the Rio Dulce, $12.00 for eight hours ( and everybody told me i was overpaying), Rodolfo used a electric
pad sander and sixty grit to remove everything. It hadn't been touched through about three frigid northern winters outside. Then I had him bring out ome grain with one pass of 150 grit.
Following directions on the Silkenns can, He used Cetol Marine for two coats and then finished off with two coats of Cetol Gloss. I am told it is a simple proceedure to scratch it up a little and add another coat of Gloss whenever it nneds it. No need to go back to bare wood like with varnish
I was delighted with the result, and will not use varnish on the exterior of the boat again.
I also had a beautiful isinglass dodger
and complete mosquito netting for the huge center cockpit
on my 46 footer made on time and at bid price
for $1200 US. Plus my cockpit cushions
recovered for seventy dollars.