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Re: Cetol Natural teak vs one part vs two part varnish
The previous owner used traditional Cetol on the teak in the cockpit. It did an excellent job protecting the wood, but started to look kind of orangy after too many coats. I sanded it down and started using Cetol Natural Teak. Looks fine , but still requires an annual maintenance coat. Eventually, I may switch to Rich's Honey Teak.
More recently I started using SEMCO on the toe rails, which the previous owner had allowed to weather. It goes on very easily and seems to protect the wood quite well for about a season or so. If you like the look of freshly sanded teak, then maybe that's something to try out. After sanding and masking, it probably wouldn't take you more than a half hour to do a cockpit table.
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1995 Pacific Seacraft 34