Best Teak Oil for the NW? - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 09-18-2008 Thread Starter
Member
 
wiseleyb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 61
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Best Teak Oil for the NW?

I'm in Seattle on a Westsail 28. It had natural teak which looked great when the boat was living in the (relatively pollution free) San Juans but, after 10 months in the city it's getting ugly. I'm planning on cleaning and applying teak oil. Looking for recommendations on the best teak oil for the NW conditions.
wiseleyb is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 09-18-2008
Telstar 28
 
sailingdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 43,290
Thanks: 0
Thanked 14 Times in 12 Posts
Rep Power: 14
         
Any oil-based finish is going to collect pollution like a magnet picks up steel shavings...

Sailingdog

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Telstar 28
New England

You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.

—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)

If you're new to the Sailnet Forums... please read this
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
.

Still—DON'T READ THAT POST AGAIN.
sailingdog is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 7 Old 09-18-2008
Senior Member
 
djodenda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Kirkland, Washington
Posts: 1,684
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 11
   
I recommend.... Nothing!

http://www.sailnet.com/forums/gear-m...ing-proof.html

David

1987 CS 36 Merlin "Kyrie"

"They drove a dump truck full of money up to my house. I'm not made of stone!" -Krusty the Clown
djodenda is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 7 Old 09-18-2008
Senior Member
 
sailboy21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: SE Alaska
Posts: 722
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
 
It may sound strange, but a lot of folks up here swear by starbrite tropical teak oil. It works better than anything else I have ever tried. Leaving teak natural in the PNW isn't a good option. It gets waterlogged, turns black and nasty. It also absorbs fish blood, eagle poop and other stains really easily.

sailboy21 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 7 Old 09-18-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: The Netherlands Antilles
Posts: 172
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
 
Don't take oil it attracts dirt, mildew etc. Take a sealer. I'v no teak on my boat but had to finish a teak garden table. I used SEMCO TEAK SEALER (Natural). It gives a light tan, no gloss. It looks like it was just sanded. 2 coats is all it needs and it is very water repellent. Fastest finish i'v ever done. See the test in Practical sailor of April. Good Luck
PierreMundo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #6 of 7 Old 09-18-2008
Courtney the Dancer
 
jrd22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Juan Islands., WA, USA
Posts: 3,885
Thanks: 4
Thanked 22 Times in 21 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Plain teak oil here in the PNW needs to be applied about once a month to keep it looking good based on my experience. A teak sealer should last longer, but I'm not sure what it ends up looking like. I've used the Cetol natural and with three coats it seems to last about 2-3 years before you need another maintenance coat, and it looks a lot better than the regular Cetol. No simple solution in our wet climate, untreated wood just turns black, even in the islands.

John

John
SV Laurie Anne

1988 Brewer 40 Pilothouse

jrd22 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #7 of 7 Old 09-18-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Posts: 507
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 15
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PierreMundo View Post
Don't take oil it attracts dirt, mildew etc. Take a sealer. I'v no teak on my boat but had to finish a teak garden table. I used SEMCO TEAK SEALER (Natural). It gives a light tan, no gloss. It looks like it was just sanded. 2 coats is all it needs and it is very water repellent. Fastest finish i'v ever done. See the test in Practical sailor of April. Good Luck

Ditto that. Semco doesn't attract airborne crud like oils do. Same for Teak wonder, but last time I checked, Teak Wonder had a kind of ruddy color.
Of course, Cetol works too, but it's a totally different animal.
Quickstep192 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Change experience - Lessons Learned kmeeks Gear & Maintenance 33 04-16-2010 08:55 AM
Techniques for Removing Teak Decks Sue & Larry Buying a Boat Articles 0 11-24-2003 07:00 PM
Changing Engine Oil Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 10-02-2002 08:00 PM
Homemade Teak Decks SailNet Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 08-01-2002 08:00 PM
Bristol Teak Tom Wood Gear and Maintenance Articles 0 11-02-1999 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome