Bare Teak

With all this discussion about varnish I wonder who’s leaving some or all of their teak bare?

-B

Hey Ben,

Have you seen any BCCs that are mostly painted?

Rich

Ben:

When we purchased IDUNA, the “decking” on the main hatch, sea hood and scuttle hatch were bare but the framing around the “decking” was varnished. This approached provided good footing but still had a “varnish look.” Further, maintanence was reduced. I may go back to that approch. The first mate will not agree to this approach, hence we all know if the first mate is not happy, the crew is not happy.

IDUNA is a happy boat.

Rod

Rich, Rod, et al

I’ve been collecting photos of all BCC’s, but in particular the painted ones as reference. I like the idea of Roger’s 2 part LP paint on the bulwarks, half the bowsprit, and the boomkin. I think that’s what you have as well on Suzie Q right? Most everyone leaves their fwd. bitts bare right? What about oil? Anyone simply oiling their teak?

I’m looking for other solutions for the hatch covers. I like the bare teak / varnish combo. I think they look nice together. Cockpit combings, tiller, the eyebrow, the skylight will defintely get varnished… but trying not to varnish anymore than that.

I had a product called http://www.signaturefinish.com/ on my Nor’sea and thought it held up very well. Expensive indeed, but perhaps worth it. I have some left over, and I plan to use it on something (TBD) so I can compare it to other products over time.

Anyone have any more pics of this type of treatment??? the bare teak next to varnish thing… I really like it here on this classic pic… Anyone know who’s boat this is? would like to see more pics of her…that bulwark treatment is also very unique.

http://www.samlmorse.com/img/tmp/BCC_undersail1.jpg

So Rod when you had this bare teak on the hatches, what was the maintenance on teh bare teak? Just keep it moist w/salt water as much as possible?

I used to love wetting down the decks on the schooners twice or three times a day to keep the decks from leaking… what a concept!

-B

Our teak had been bespoiled with Cetol. Finally most of which has worn off and I keep the teak oiled with teak oil. The sprit and the transom have about a helf dozen coats of varnish. The boomkin was replaced and painted white, since it supports a wind vane, propane tank and a radar mast. More varnish requires more work. The oil is good for the wood but can collect a lot of dust and dirt. Most of which washes off with fresh water.
I hope I am not too lazy and can stay in the fleet?

Nate

yeah oil collects dirt and darkens really quickly i recall – been a while since i used it…

nate you got pics in the gallery? whats the boat name>?

-B

The boat in the image belongs to Rogue Wave Yacht Sales

Ben:

When the boat had bare teak hatches, I just washed them on a regular basis. On another note, we have been using Watco Teak Oil Finish on surfaces that we consider to be high wear areas, such as cockpit coamings, hatch boards, winch pads, etc. It takes about three coats before it starts to look similar to varnish.

Watco Teak Oil finish is a Danish oil (polymerized linseed oil) with UV inhibitors added. A pint at Lowes costs about $8, whereas a quart at Home Depot costs $8. If you go to Home Depot, ask at the service desk if they have the product. The paint department may not know they stock this product.

If you have not used this product, I would suggest you test it on a piece of teak before you use it.

Rod
BCC IDUNA

P.S. The boat in the photo is Surprise.

Attached are a few photos of Sea Star. I will take a few more this weekend
and try to upload an album to the Gallery.
dwksr

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Anyone have any more pics of this type of treatment??? the bare teak next to
varnish thing… I really like it here on this classic pic… Anyone know
who’s boat this is? would like to see more pics of her…that bulwark
treatment is also very unique.

http://www.samlmorse.com/img/tmp/BCC_undersail1.jpg

So Rod when you had this bare teak on the hatches, what was the maintenance
on teh bare teak? Just keep it moist w/salt water as much as possible?

I used to love wetting down the decks on the schooners twice or three times
a day to keep the decks from leaking… what a concept!

-B

Nate

I notice you say that your boomkin was replaced. Did you encounter any difficulty in removing it? I am contemplating removing mine to refinish it properly, but I think the BCC construction manual indicates that 5200 was used to install it. I will only remove it if it is possible to do so without causing damage.

Here is a photo of Sea Star. I will take a few more this weekend and try to
upload an album to the Gallery.
dwksr

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Anyone have any more pics of this type of treatment??? the bare teak next to
varnish thing… I really like it here on this classic pic… Anyone know
who’s boat this is? would like to see more pics of her…that bulwark
treatment is also very unique.

http://www.samlmorse.com/img/tmp/BCC_undersail1.jpg

So Rod when you had this bare teak on the hatches, what was the maintenance
on teh bare teak? Just keep it moist w/salt water as much as possible?

I used to love wetting down the decks on the schooners twice or three times
a day to keep the decks from leaking… what a concept!

-B

I am determined to participate in this thread with a photo. Third time is the charm?

IMG_0003_1.jpg

I am determined to participate in this thread with a photo. Third time is the charm?

David,

There all comin thru, I see 3 post with three attachments :wink:
Boat looks really nice.

Ben,
Thanks. As you can no doubt tell, I am new to posting on the site and new to the digital photo world. I think I got it now though.

David Kent
Sea Star, Hull 76
Galveston, Texas

Galveston! How’s your rig doing? Seems like TX is a pretty harsh environment for boats.

Any issues with your bare bulwarks?

-Ben

Ben,
Indeed. It’s already getting hot down here. Bright work demands two
maintenance coats a year and a good set of canvas. I’ve kept the bulwarks
and horizontal surfaces of the hatches bare for the 8 years that I have
owned the boat and don’t see any signs of weather related damage.

All fitting are bronze so corrosion has not been an issue.

Now that I have the basics of this digital camera figured out I will post a
few photos to the site.

David

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Galveston! How’s your rig doing? Seems like TX is a pretty harsh environment
for boats.

Any issues with your bare bulwarks?

-Ben

David,
In the photo of your foredeck looking aft, it appears that there are caps on top of the bulwark stanchions. Could you shed some light on this for me? Sea Star is looking very nice.

Bob & Lois

BCC Jolie Brise

Bob,
The bronze bulwark stanchion end caps were cast by a Port Townsend foundry
for previous owner. The top of each is stamped with a circled bCc emblem.

Thanks for kudos.

David
Sea Star

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David,
In the photo of your foredeck looking aft, it appears that there are
caps on top of the bulwark stanchions. Could you shed some light on this for
me? Sea Star is looking very nice.

Bob & Lois

BCC Jolie Brise