Originally Posted by Captainmeme
Oh half way enlighten one, you have started your journey to teak Nirvana by admitting your desired to varnish. But you must first lay down a firm foundation of penetrating epoxy, two coats, no more and no less followed by 6 coats, not 5, not 4, but 6 full coats of Epifanes varnish. Only then will the path to varnish Nirvana be revealed. And gawkers and admirers shall flock to your dock to ohh and ahh over your shine. And woo be to any of them that drools on your bright work.
And when that's done, your sphinter will pucker each and every time ANYTHING sharp/pointy/abrasive gets anywhere near that beautiful teak cap rail...