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Old 24-08-2010, 03:46   #1
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Lazy Woman's Teak Treatment

Some of us enjoy both the joy of sailing and keeping a bit of teak looking nice, even here down under with some of the harshest UV rays on the planet. A bit of tape, a light scuff up, some turps, a good foam brush, a pint of varnish, a couple of coats later and we're set until next season. What's wrong with a lazy woman's teak treatment? Cheers.
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Old 24-08-2010, 04:06   #2
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Mmmmm very nice.
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Old 24-08-2010, 04:22   #3
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Looks great!

What kind of varnish is that? Doubt I'd get that result w the cetol I use.

Amy, looks like you started from scratch but it will be an art piece when done.
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What Type of Varnish is that?

G'day, Mate. Altex Coating's Timbercote is the varnish on the cockpit. Interlux's (International here in N.Z.) Schooner on the table. I have no desire to turn this into a "mutihull vs. monohull" type debate on which one is the best. We switched to Timbercote 2 years ago primarily due to cost. We had some mates who had good success with it so made the change. It's solids content is a little higher and the UV filters appear to be a good as the Schooner's. All the best. Cheers.
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wow is impressive--i cant make myself do that much work, tho--i use sea water and oil and i dont fall when i slip on my caprail when i need to use it as a perch for any reason. mine is 110 ft of teak and it takes me 6 hours every year... but i dont get the shine effect--i donot look for it either, so it works for me.
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this lazy woman doesnt like varnish--i donot like shiny wood. i use oil as it keeps the wood feeling like wood and not slickery. if i have to stand on the wood for any reason, it isnt going to throw me into the water. i wash my wood with sea water as it is easy and works without chemicals to restore the beauty of th teak. mine takes 6 hours for 110 ft. how much time does your method take??

your results are beautiful--shiny and slick.....
Your comment is very true re slippage. That being said, if you are standing on the table inside... wait, we change standing to dancing and this gets very interesting...
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It's the fact that you get to do that job every 6 months to keep it pretty, and after a few years you get to strip it down to wood and do it all over again. I've got plenty of brightwork too; but varnishing huge sections of exterior teak is hardly lazy.
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What have I given up in removing my teak and replacing it with this starboard plastic that I have not touched with any maintenance in the last ten years and have no expectation of treating in any manner in the future?


T%ake care and joy, Aythya crew
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G'day, mates. Actually, we have had success with a few coats applied once a year down here in the South Pacific. Again, preparation is the key. Altex claims that we should be able to achieve over 20 years without stripping, we shall see. Beauty is in the "eye of the beholder". If your eye is keen on switching to plastic, go for it, no quams here. Yup, no dancing on the toe rails, the table.....a story for another day. Cheers.
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