Rubbing Strake - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  

Quick Menu
Boat Reviews  
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Marine Electronics
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here

Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
Old 12-26-2009
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
elrika12 is on a distinguished road
Rubbing Strake

I have a rubbing strake which is drinking up the teak oil during her winter refit. Is it advisable to seal it with PVA and then apply teak oil as its absorbing a lot of teak oil at present. Many thanks.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 12-26-2009
DavidD.'s Avatar
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
DavidD. is on a distinguished road
Just keep wiping the oil on. It will eventually become saturated enough to the point you will see it doesn't need any more. If you have started oiling it may be difficult to apply a different finish at this point.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 12-26-2009
Leither's Avatar
Retired and happy
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calvert County, MD
Posts: 228
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Leither is on a distinguished road
Yep, just keep wiping on that oil until it stops soaking in! I certainly wouldn't recommend sealing it with PVA. However, you might want to think later about letting the oil dry out and then using Cetol (natural teak finish). I got tired of having to re-apply oil on a regular basis......

Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.

I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
darn deck stains QuickMick Gear & Maintenance 2 11-11-2009 05:14 PM
Mainsheet rubbing vang... lmitchell Gear & Maintenance 16 12-10-2006 05:06 PM
RUBBING COMPOUND drynoc Gear & Maintenance 2 03-10-2004 10:02 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:07 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) LLC 2000-2012

The store is owned and operated by a company independent of the forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.