Originally Posted by Pblais
Why not try one piece and see. I've seen teak that was no where near being too tired but looked like it. Unless it has large splits it probably can be refinished. The gray layer of weather is usually very thin.
I was going to suggest the same thing.......
Is there a reason that you would have to remove it to refinish it??
Teak is pretty amazing. It can look awful when dried & weathered but beautiful with just a moderate amount of sanding.
Now....having said all that, my Passport 45 was built in Taiwan
and had teak all over the boat (Tons of it). I AM NOT
an avid varnisher
. When cruising, I preferred to do other things with my time, like exploring or diving
Just before we left Hawaii
, I painted most of my teak. I didn't touch it for several years after that and it looked great. When we returned and were getting ready to sell, we sanded the paint
off, applied 3 coats of Sikens Cetol (Did I tell you.....I hate varnish
) and no one was the wiser.....