I see your problem- your brightwork schedule is too skinny.
8 coats. if you put on 8 coats you will get at least two seasons out of it, whereas with 6 or less you are lucky to get one season. So, two more coats means doing it half as often.
besides, to paint the coamings you are going to have to strip them to bare wood, then prime, then paint, and then within days, if not hours, possibly minutes of debuting the new workboat finish, they are gonna get dinged, scratched and worn, and if you think weathered brightwork looks like cat doodoo that has gone through a dog, then you definitely won't like the look of scratched up raggedy-ass lookin' painted coamings.
Unless you are catching shrimp with Forrest or your last name is Hansen, go bright.
Don't even get me started on that snake-oil known as Cetol.
It's 5 o'clock somewhere:
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