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Old 20-11-2010, 21:39   #61
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Old 21-11-2010, 00:06   #62
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Originally Posted by hummingway View Post
Grey's good enough for me, it's good enough for the boat!
Yeah... I'm fine with grey too.

BUT, the 2 ladies in my life don't do grey very well. Both need a fair bit of maintenance, and increasingly costly as they age!!!

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Old 21-11-2010, 06:30   #63
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Leaving teak unfinished is harmless to the wood, but it can put stress on the actual joinery. .
Bare wood can be more maintainance just to clean off the soot and mildew and green "bloom"
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I'm going to try just oiling all the teak outside, inside it seems to stay good for a long time, but I don't have much on a P35.
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Old 21-11-2010, 19:46   #65
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I'll leave the grey off the boat, and my hair until the last possible minute. Besides, it will give me something to do during the cold winter months.

Next up, new bulkheads. I wish I knew how the Royal Navy made their bulkheads and doors on the RN ships of the early nineteenth century. I know they could have them down and stowed in less than 15 minutes to go to battle.

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Old 21-11-2010, 20:54   #66
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I'm in with the zen of varnishing crowd. My boat is about as far from a "yacht" as can be in other ways but caprails, rub rails, eyebrows, hatches and doorways all but one teak and all looking like candy under 6 coats of Epiphanes.
I did paint my new boomkin however and the bowsprit is also painted... those would be too masochistic a job.
Could see how it might get tiring after awhile and as far as a look...paint or varnish well executed just as pretty and seaman-like to me but then I spent 4 years floating around on military boats.

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