Finishing teak will be discussed next after the applications of Ship N Shore.
First the sealing coats must be dry. This is easily detected with the palm of the hand touching the wood surface. If the first impression is a coolness to the touch then it can go another day of drying. The assumption is that the dryers are below the surface, evaporating, and cooling the surface. With has much as I apply and soak in upfront several days may be afforded as hurrying up with the first coat of oil simply keeps the oil from curing as fast as it might go. It would seem that the more time up front for curing those first penetrating coats, the faster the next coats of oil will really be dry the next day. If the oil is cool at the surface just adding another coat in a hurry will disturb the surface below leaving a rough feeling the next day and yet you had sanded it the day before.
That First Coat of Oil:
We have already gotten to the point of having finished with the penetrating oil and letting it cure. The next step is to decide whether to finish with oil or varnish. First we will discuss finishing with oil.
I want to thank you for doing a perfect job on the companionway doors; they fit like a glove, look like they are original doors on the boat–except that the finish you put on them is so clean and shiny that it makes all my other teak look tired and due for an update.
From start to finish, the project took just over an hour; it helped that you included both the square screwdriver bit and the drill bit as well, as well as everything else we needed. The installation was simple, straightforward, and I couldn’t be more pleased.
There weren’t many people on the dock on a weekday, but to a person, everyone who saw the doors marveled at how great they look. The quote of the morning, however, was “world-class,” and he was right on the money.
Again, thanks for such a superb job; I’ll be proud of these doors everytime I set foot on the boat.
The doors came and they’re gorgeous, many thanks! J Now I’ve got to figure out how get them installed – I’ll give you a call if I need some inspiration.
Mike, perfect fit! Superb craftsmanship. Thank you, Rich Vale.
Cruising Concepts will now ship as standard locks of all three types for their doors in one kit. This will include the traditional thick SS hasp, the marine rated keyed system , and the combination lock. This will apply to Beneteau, Catalina, Hunters, and all other makes. This will save time and money for all. The supplied hasp may also be used for locking from the inside.