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Oak and other woods require far more maintenance than would teak. If teak is left unvarnished or the varnished finish is damaged it will not rot very readily—where oak would be far more susceptible to rot.

Drop boards have a high wear rate on their finish, due to their being handled, dropped, and generally mistreated most of the time.
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white oak=good...... red oak=bad. for the marine enviorment. teak is much better than either one.
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I have never seen lumber made from this wood, put I have and many others also use it for fence post. This untreated wood will not rot for 30 years. I am talking about Locust.
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There's all kinds of oak, some more suitable for marine use than others. And, even old Ironsides had to be hauled for major reconstruction as that oak yielded.
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OK fellow sailors. Lots of input here since I first posted my question. I skipped the MDF/MDO option and bought a 3x4 sheet of ash veneered plyboard at Home Despot. I gave it a couple passes with light oak stain and 3 coats of Minwax exterior varnish. I was at the boat yesterday and forgot to bring my camera. I'll take some before and after s hots to post. I love this site and get plenty of ideas and help which is invaluable now that I am persuing my dream of having my own sailboat. The old drop boards were soooo bad, my meager efforts are a 1000 times better for now. IF these don't last too long, I'll try one of the other suggestions here. Now it's time to move on to
a) reupholstery
b) teak toe rails and handrails refurb
c) and the big one......roll and tip deck and cockpit with gloss and non-skid paints.
d) possibly install a boom vang (don't know why it doesn't have one!) and maybe a preventer for downwind sailing.
e) oh....and a couple cool cup holders for the cockpit!

Thanks again and I should have the pics posted by next week.

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I would have gone with a polyureathane rather than a varnish, since it is far more durable IMHO. In any case, good enough...
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I didn't jump in before, sorry for armchairing, but use Marine grade varnish(polywhatever). It will make a huge difference in how long it lasts. We use marine grade on our wooden ladders at work.
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