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orion1

Member Since 06 Feb 2009
Offline Last Active Aug 16 2013 02:40 AM
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In Topic: 2.5hp. Yamaha or Mercury?

20 August 2012 - 02:56 AM

We really like our Merc. 2.5, 2 stroke. Works every time and is very light.

In Topic: boat capsized. Oyster Bay 3 people drowned.

05 July 2012 - 12:23 PM

Apparently the boat was a Silverton 34, according to Yahoo News this AM.

In Topic: teak oil?

03 July 2012 - 09:45 PM

A few of the locals in this area have been using Le Tonkinois Varnish.  I have been reading about it and wonder if anyone on this forum has tried it?

In Topic: teak oil?

03 July 2012 - 04:41 PM

The older and grayer I become, the more appealing gray teak becomes.  Really we have quite a bit of teak, much less than some, but it is so beautiful when right.  I would not want another foot of it though.  We have had gray teak on other boats and there is no doubt that it too is work.  The oils we have tried have always gone very dark in a short time.

We are considering letting the toe rails go gray, as they are so much more work than most of the rest.  We have netting for the grand children and the pets and it must be removed each time we do them.  The toe rails were gray when we purchased the boat.

As far as yard furniture, I think I would just go gray, and clean it now and then.  I would probably do something different if I had no boat teak to maintain.

In Topic: teak oil?

03 July 2012 - 02:14 PM

We use Bristol, 12 coats, over three coats of West 207 epoxy, on our bowsprit.  It has held up for six years so far.  Each spring we scuff or lightly sand with 220  and add one or two coats, which is fairly easy, as the surface is a flat platform.  Bristol is very hard and holds up well to the chain.  The one problem that we have found, due to the hardness, is dings and the like.  Touching them up never quite matches.  The same system is used on the toe rails and the rub rail, and cockpit combings.  

All hatches, dorade boxes, hand rails etc., are Captains, six to eight coats,  and are covered except when sailing.  This method allows two to three years between coats on these areas.

No matter which product, it is too much work, nothing is perfect, but then the only option is gray.