Originally Posted by sailingdog
You might want to talk to TrueBlue... he's a big fan of Cetol IIRC.
Should correct that to WAS
a big fan of Cetol. Since I sold my homage to the earth's depletion of life-providing rain forests (kidding . . . really).
In reality, I also prefer the look of the new Natural Teak Cetol formulation. What I used was Cetol Light, which has a lighter color tint than cetol marine (the original), but still had a semi-opaque, grain masking effect. The Light was also still orange in color - just a lighter orange. Top coated three coats with the Clear Gloss, but didn't re-coat the next season, just touched it up in areas which were worn.
I've been with the new owner on True Blue (he's changing the name) a couple times after
the sale and we've become friends - will even go sailing some more with him on the Bay throughout the summer, at his insistence. He did say he loves the finish and will continue with what I started.
The next boat however, will definitely have a VERY minimal amount of exterior teak, if any. As much as I like the look, after years of teak maintenance, I've come to the decision that it looks MUCH better on someone else's boat.