what tellie says.
i've got a boat with too much wood on it. beautiful to look at when it's been refinished but the biggest single
pita on the boat. when looking at boats to buy, think of wood as being a negative rather than a positive. (note: i make this statement knowing that i'm a truly lazy person).
tell the admiral that if she really likes wood that much it will be her job to maintain it.
and if you must buy a boat with too much teak
, i have only one thing to say to you; starbrite tropical teak oil
. it's not simply an oil
- it contains uv inhibitors which actually protect the finish. the first time i used it the teak still looked good after two years in the florida
sun. a single
recoat and it looked good for another two years. it requires very little prep and is easy to apply. just be sure to mask off anything nearby as it is a pita to remove from anything it needs to be removed from.