I just took a shot at cleaning the deck areas, scrubbing it down and then using 3M Marine Wax with an electric buffer. The areas I did definitely have a bit more sheen than before, but I can't speak to how long it will last.
There's a really good article in this month's issue of Practical Sailor comparing lots of boat waxes/polishes. If you have access to those (many yacht clubs keep a library) you might take a look.
PS: you're right about no aft cabin; we see it as a perfect two-person overnight boat.
Originally Posted by saradog
I thought I would post here since it seems to be the most recent BC thread. I've had a 1978 BC for 5 or 6 years and sail on the Chesapeake Bay. I love the boat but the lack of an aft cabin is a little limiting in terms of overnighting with others. Right now my biggest task is doing something about the deck. It's getting that old chalky texture and mildews easily. I've tried cleaning and waxing but that doesn't last long. Does anybody have any suggestions on the best approach to restoring the deck? Thanks.