|Lots of love and teak...and a little carpet...on the ceiling|
Some people say that teak is a lot of maintanence, and on the outside it can be but on the inside it's really pretty easy to care for. For whatever reason the previous owners sealed most of interior teak with high gloss polyurethane. As in, the galley, nav station and salon were all sealed but the aft quarter berth, hanging lockers, head and v-berth were all left unfinished. Over the summer we'd just wiped on some Old English to give the teak some of it's color back. It worked great and made the cabin smell fruity and we could have kept that up once or twice a year as needed but instead decided that it would be a good idea to put polyurethane on the rest of the unfinished teak as well. Particularly in the v-berth where the sun coming through the hatch was fading a chunk of the wood. Ron also went around a put another coat on the teak around the ports and hatches as those tend to see the most sun.
|Sealed (left) vs Unsealed (right)|
|Poor, faded teak|
|Ron loves tedious, slow moving work. And I love being around him when he does it.|