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The oil in teak frustrates many sealants, hopefully someone with specific expertise can advise.
Hopefully you have planned your water drain holes carefully, if you end with any low spots along the rail where water pools, you will be redoing the toerail finish on a regular basis...a friend owns a Southwester 42 and one year the yard didn't block the boat level and water collected inside the toerail, raised the finish, and and led to a battle about who would pay to strip/varnish the toerails. The yard eventually stepped up to the task.