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Re: Interior wood treatment

Normally, I'd recommend against using the oils but in this case it may be the best option. But first, I'd give the interior wood a good cleaning. There are a variety of products available, but I'd go with a good wipedown using just paint thinner. It will cut through the dirt and grease faster than most "cleaners" at a fraction of the cost. Then I'd go with any of the teak oils, excluding Cetol or any of the varnishes. You will have to re-apply in a few months, but it will be quick and easy and look ok.

If you were keeping the boat, I'd strongly recommend against the oils as they are largely a waste of time, IMO. Far better to clean the wood using acetone, lacquer thinner, or paint thinner followed by a 3-4 coats of urethane for a permanent finish. After applying the the urethane, you're done for the next 10 years.

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