Bright Work Got You Down?
Boating is different things to different folks .
If maint. is your "thing" teak is a great hobby , even related to boating a bit.
If cruising is the hobby , a couple of coats of good varnish slapped on and then 3 (1 prime , 2 topcoats) of white PAINT will allow the use of stripper sometime in the future when cruising is NOT the hobby.
In the Carib " Da Coat Da Month Mon" is the requirement , to look OK.
A lot of work for eye candy , when there is Voyaging to do!