Shrimp, my vintage Marine Trader also had laminate on all the horizontal surfaces. It originally had a "wood-grain" look to it but years of UV exposure had made it faded and nasty.
Solution: I bought some pressure-sensitive teak veneer from Rockler wood supplier.
Here are Before & After pics.* Once installed, the stuff stays put very well, and can be sanded, etc like real wood. (It is real teak) .
A couple of coats of Cetol and Bob's your uncle
-- Edited by ARoss on Sunday 10th of April 2011 08:54:31 AM