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Old 09-11-2013, 15:39   #16
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here's a picture showing the light teak version of starbrite tropical teak oil. this was about two years after applying. as you'll notice there is no 'overcoating' look like you might get with varnish. the oil soaks into the teak and the uv component sits on top and gradually wears away.
Looks good...I should have done that. I use Starbrite on my interior teak. I have seen some boats that have been oiled on the exterior but didn't look as good as yours does. I like the lighter color versus the darker shade of other oils.
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Over the years I have used just about every finish under the sun and after reading the recommendations here have decided to try the tropical teak oil, dark version and will be very happy if it holds up as well as indicated in CF. A friend has applied it on his Cape Dory and I have noticed that if its in a area that may get walked on or a fender line rubs it is already wearing through after a couple of months, so I am wondering if I should of applied it to the bowsprit platform.
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Re: Star Brite Tropical Teak Oil - Questions!

at the sailing club i belong to we have a half dozen sailboats in the 20 to 30 foot class. being club owned they don't get the best of care. none of them has a lot of teak but we did them a few years ago and they're still looking good.
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Re: Star Brite Tropical Teak Oil - Questions!

It's no thing of beauty. It will never rival 10 coats of gloss varnish. But, it will last far longer than anything I have tried to date, with a minimum of effort.

I have lots of exterior varnish and I am quite content to admire someone else's brightwork.

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I still cant figure out how you get that time out of it. I applied two coats last year, reapplied 4 months later, and again, and now the toe rails, hand holds and everything else is half grey and really worn looking. It looks ok for about two months, but then quickly starts to go. I had better luck with Cetol, and the look is much nicer to my eyes.
I'm wondering if the differences in reported longevity are due to the "light or dark" versions? Onestepcsy's looks fantastic... I applied the darker... My guess from experiencing the application of it... I would bet that a line rubbing on it would wear the color.... Maybe not so noticeable with the lighter version???
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So glad you're happy with Miss Nervine. She did always row real well.

As for the umbrella, you could stick a beach umbrella into the mast slot there. I had a picture of a fella at Marathon who'd done that, had one of those beach umbrellas that look like they're a palapa/palm leaf, was using it as a 'bimini.'

If y'all get this way, let us know - we can go sailing on the big cat
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Definitely a great rower!

I'm definitely going to buy one of those palm/palapa umbrellas for this specific purpose...

We'll definitely be down thataway again... Last trip was my first for that coast, and I loved it! (that and the big easy is calling me...)
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