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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.
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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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