Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Rock Creek, Maryland
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As others said, teak oil will keep you working on your teak constantly, wearing off after a couple of weeks. Varnish looks good but if you are not diligent and let it go too long before re paring or if you get a chip in it, water can get under it. Once water gets under it, you need to remove it and redo it which can be very onerous. Cetol is the modern technology alternative. I like the look of the Cetol Natural (used to be called Armada but Cetol bought the company and made it their own) but I think regular Cetol is more of a classic look. It's a matter of opinion about which Cetol you choose. Don't simply choose Cetol Gloss as that doesn't have much UV protection as it is designed as a top coat for their base formulations.
If you need to touch Up Cetol it is easy to sand the area of damage and repair without redoing the whole boat. Good luck!
Sailing out of Rock Creek, Chesapeake Bay
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