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Old 09-20-2011
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Penofin Report

The following pictures are of the teak hatch boards from a Catalina 25. The teak was stripped to bare wood by aggressive sanding with a belt sander.

I put two coats of Penofin on it and the boat sat on my mooring for two months or more July and August in the Long Island Sound.
Penofin Marine Oil Finish | Penofin Penetrating Oil Finishes and Wood Stain

It started to get a little dry so I re-coated.
The first picture is after the 8 to 10 weeks in the sun.
The second is after re-coating
The third is all the boards.

The thing about Penofin is that it is stupid easy to apply. Brush on wait a couple minutes wipe off. Let dry. I've even used it in a high dust environment, it don't matter. You can't do it wrong and it takes only minutes and you can pick a bad day rather than a good sailing day.
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Looks great, I have used penofin on outdoor wood furniture, works great.
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Now I'll tell you all the issues.
1. It don't protect the wood from dings and scraps
2. It seems to only last about 2 to 3 months in the sun.
3. After about a week there is still a slight oil feel to the wood though nothing comes off on the fingers.
4. It is not shinny

The stuff it has going for it is:
Takes minutes to apply
One small section at a time can be done as their is almost no cleanup.
You can do a section in a few minutes after a sail.

Not fussy about environment. No rain for 24 hours, best not in direct sun for 24 hours.
Bugs, sawdust, leaves etc are all no problem.

I'm thinking that I could do the whole boat in about an hour or less. If that is true and I can get away with three times a year and it actually gets done it might be a better solution than varnish where everything has to be perfect and you have to choose between sailing and varnishing.
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