New twist to the thread. Nix the varnish and poly. I am considering on my exterior toerails and hatch
them down to bare wood. And as I was eight hours away from the boat before I now live aboard and can keep up with a quick oiling every month, why not go basic. Looks are just a small part of my consideration in this as it is an older boat but as long as it doesnt look like @$%^ I dont have to have the best shine on the dock
. Heck I still get out more often than 90% of boats in the marina.
I am sure to get many oppinons but would like to get some ideas as to the best /simplest solutions to keeping the toe rails in good condition first and looking decent second, and third as simple/basic with little sanding upkeep. Regular oiling in my mind is better than yearly sanding.