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Old 10-21-2019, 11:24 AM   #1
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Care of interior teak

I am considering purchasing a GB 42 CL and have been on a couple so far. There is an 1987 for sale and the owner says that the interior teak is varnished annually. I have not been on this boat. Please tell me you don't need to varnish the interior teak. I think this must be a mistake. How do you care for your interior teak? Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:39 AM   #2
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The teak parquet floors in my galley and heads are coated with Cetol. Much easier to clean than oiled and they go quite a few years without needing attention. The rest of my interior teak is just oiled. It gets a coat of oil about once a year at this point and that's plenty to keep it looking good.
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The teak parquet floors in my galley and heads are coated with Cetol. Much easier to clean than oiled and they go quite a few years without needing attention. The rest of my interior teak is just oiled. It gets a coat of oil about once a year at this point and that's plenty to keep it looking good.
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Old 10-21-2019, 11:46 AM   #4
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On our Krogen and on our last boat, all the interior teak was varnished with a satin finish. We’d renew the finish on the grab rails every 5 years or so and some of rest about ten years. We even have some varnished surfaces that have not been touched since the boat was built in 1987 and look great!

I can’t imagine nor have I ever heard of anyone varnishing the interior finishes annually.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:11 PM   #5
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Ours is a 1987 President. Ours has satin finish and I am pretty positive that it has never been refinished and it still looks great.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:11 PM   #6
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I'm with Larry...
On our last boat I did interior teak with Waterlox Tung Oil. I preferred to wipe it on which left a glow vs a heavier coat.
It is available in a satin as well as gloss.
Every 5-10 yrs all that's necessary.
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Old 10-21-2019, 12:45 PM   #7
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I have an 87 Albin that is ALL varnished teak inside. Its in great shape and I haven't touched it in the 6 seasons I've owned it. I can't imagine needing to varnish the interior every year.


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Ours is a 1987 President. Ours has satin finish and I am pretty positive that it has never been refinished and it still looks great.

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I am considering purchasing a GB 42 CL and have been on a couple so far. There is an 1987 for sale and the owner says that the interior teak is varnished annually. I have not been on this boat. Please tell me you don't need to varnish the interior teak. I think this must be a mistake. How do you care for your interior teak? Thanks.
How thick is the varnish with a coat every year and not out in the weather? Does it look really thick? I am certainly not an expert on varnish but I would be concerned that it is getting very thick and may start to crack at some point unless they sanded each time which would be a lot of work each year.
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Old 10-21-2019, 03:55 PM   #10
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Heck no I’m not doing that every year. Mine have a satin finish and Murphy’s oil soap sheets work great but I have also been going some updating with removable wallpaper. It brightens the cabin up a bit.
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Greetings,
Ms. D. WOW! That's the first time I've seen overall pictures of your interior...WOW!!! VERY nice!


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Ms. D. WOW! That's the first time I've seen overall pictures of your interior...WOW!!! VERY nice!


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Looking very nice! What kind of wall paper?
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Very light coat of baby oil. Sponge or fluffy rag; rubber glove if you like. Rub in well. Takes minutes... once every few years. Brings out the luster of the teak grain. Dries quickly.
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Thanks all. I feel better now. I do like the idea of the tung oil. Never heard of baby oil but its worth a try. I had an older, 86, sailboat with unfinished teak in it and I used to apply teak oil to it each spring. It smelled for weeks. Not totally unpleasant but my wife didn't like it.
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Dang, Donna. Lookin’ great. Bright and light! Come do mine.
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Donna - Your pouch was the color coordinator... was she/he not??

Does look great!!
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I am considering purchasing a GB 42 CL and have been on a couple so far. There is an 1987 for sale and the owner says that the interior teak is varnished annually. I have not been on this boat. Please tell me you don't need to varnish the interior teak... I think this must be a mistake..
I suspect he meant exterior. That would make sense.
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