Originally Posted by Nomad Willy
Do you use a penetrating (CPES or whatever) or a regular top coat epoxy?
Do you ever put more epoxy on and then follow w more varnish?
Usually just more coats of varnish. The epoxy is mainly to fill the grain, cracks, and grooves. Varnish is not durable and or thick enough. West system epoxy first coat with teak saw dust and 404 filler. If it does crack bubble then have to strip and start over. The majority of the time the caulk has failed or the bright work has been damaged, bumped, and the teak is meets joins.
Each year I usually have to strip an areas, depending on the condition. This year the swim deck and 20 ft of starboard rub rail where caulking failed and or joint where water got under. Being we are not in cover moorage a lot is canvas enclosed and or covered with tarps. The front teak deck is cover with an thick white tarp. The south weather side has the most weathering and up keep.
Mostly multi layers of marine varnish. Petit premium 2015 varnish.