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Old 04-05-2007, 12:03 PM   #15
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Hi Jeremy,

Penetrol is in my opinion one of those `must-haves` on any boat. I have not used it as a timber treatment on its own, but on your recommendation I will do a test strip to see how it holds up.

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Hi Folks,

I used to be the proud owner of a Nantucket 38 .

The figure 38 applied not only to the length of the boat in feet, but also to 38 acres of brightwork.

When I bought "Laid Back" , I spent weeks varnishing with the most expensive/excellent/longlasting varnish that money could buy.

18 months later I did a Marine Survey course with Wooden Boat School in Maine - New England. Saw many wooden boats - Also many wooden houses with wooden window frames , that appear to be varnished - however, I learnt that many were not varnished but were protected from the elements with a wood stain/preservative.

So on returning to my boat I found that the varnish that I had spent so much time and money on, was showing definite signs of fading/peeling. Well bite on the bullet - off to Mong Kok - buy paint stripper, sand paper, sanding machine and 5 litres of Cuprinol - check :-

http://www.cuprinol.co.uk/products/garden_...r_overview.html

Applied with cloth pad - less than a mornings work - thereafter, applied every spring - even though there was no sign of deterioration.
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Wow! You guys really put a lot of effort into this. Francis...great post and amazing amount of work! I have no teak and now I'm really happy about it.
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So on returning to my boat I found that the varnish that I had spent so much time and money on, was showing definite signs of fading/peeling. Well bite on the bullet - off to Mong Kok - buy paint stripper, sand paper, sanding machine and 5 litres of Cuprinol - check :-

http://www.cuprinol.co.uk/products/garden_...r_overview.html

Applied with cloth pad - less than a mornings work - thereafter, applied every spring - even though there was no sign of deterioration.
I am familiar with Cuprinol products. My father used one of their range many years ago to protect our garden fence. I can not say that just that product was suitable for brightwork as it gave the wood a greenish hue but it did seem to offer good protection.

I am interested to know how long have you been using Cuprinol and exactly which product have you used?

Many thanks for the info.

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I am familiar with Cuprinol products. My father used one of their range many years ago to protect our garden fence. I can not say that just that product was suitable for brightwork as it gave the wood a greenish hue but it did seem to offer good protection.

I am interested to know how long have you been using Cuprinol and exactly which product have you used?

Many thanks for the info.

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My Apologies, Stephen I have been using Cuprinol since 1997 - I used a product that was designed for house windows and external woodwork. The Link I sent you appeared to be for garden fences , decks etc.

The Colour I used was "Teak" - I will go to my local paint supplier and get updated info.

I cannot tell you how much it changed my life - It really worked here in the tropics

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