This season, I have moved to a mixed medium; some areas varnish and some teak oil. By next season I expect all of the wood work on the boat will be switched over. I have been pleasantly surprised how well the two have worked in combination. The teak oil color matches very well and two coats of oil bring the sheen right up to the same level of the remaining varnish.
|Starting sanding of the rails.|
|Nicely scuffed up peeling and flaking removed.|
|Horizontal surface issues tend to be exacerbated near all the screw heads I think this has a lot to do with the reflective nature of the metal and their tendency to heat up in the sun..|
|The teak oil blends really nicely against the varnish.. It looks great and it is also nice for touching up the scuffs on the areas still varnished.|
|Teak toe rails oiled with two coats.|