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Tried an experiment back on San Francisco bay with a buddy who owned a sister boat to my c27. He used Bristol Finish. I used 3-4 coats clear epoxy (1'st 2 coats thinned); then 3-4 coats clear 2-part polyurethane. My buddy was done soon and it was gorgeous. I took much, much longer (did I say much?). Epoxy/poly result: stunning. The epoxy/poly lasted over 2 yrs. (then light sand & addit coat, just because - didn't need it). Bristol needed recoating in a year. That said, we had a neighbor in an old Choey Lee with stunning exterior teak. We had to inquire. It was 4 yrs old. Yup, Honey Teak.
"A Small Sailing Craft is not only Beautiful, it is Seductive and Full of Strange Promise and the Hint of Trouble"
E.B. White; "The Sea and the Wind that Blows"