Keep my teak or go with Starboard or something else?

fish_guts

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Been stuck on deciding whether or not to keep my teak (lots of maintenance and gets weather really quickly as my boat is outside and uncovered.
I saw some people replaced the teak with Starboard, what do you guys think? any recommendations on where I can get replacement panels made.
The teak is all along the back and side gunnels, 1 small teak cover for the front where the anchor rope and stuff is and another cover about 4'x3' over a storage where I have lifejackets and stuff.
Right now I have only used Teak oil and it seems to last not even a week before it starts looking all faded again.

boat is a 22.5 center console.
 
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There are more permanent solutions for the teak I would have to think. Can you not clear coat or lacquer the stuff?

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There are more permanent solutions for the teak I would have to think. Can you not clear coat or lacquer the stuff?

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I was looking at the teak stain but then I was thinking maybe go newer and replace all the teak, maybe make it look not so dated.
 
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Not sure if it matters in your application, but starboard is one of the few materials that 5200 doesn't form a good bond with...ask me how I know.
 
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Start by cleaning the teak well, try chemical teak cleaner or light sanding, be very generous with the teak oil, saturate the wood again and again, properly done you should get at the very least a season.
The other solution would be to go to faux teak.
I covered most of my teak with faux teak and holly veneer.
 
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Start by cleaning the teak well, try chemical teak cleaner or light sanding, be very generous with the teak oil, saturate the wood again and again, properly done you should get at the very least a season.
The other solution would be to go to faux teak.
I covered most of my teak with faux teak and holly veneer.

That looks good! did you have somewhere make the faux teak pieces and holly veneer for you custom? I think that idea might be good. I'm not a huge fan of the teak and I like how yours came out. looks good.
 
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    Imo exposed wood on a boat = bad
     
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    I would keep the teak over starboard, but if you don't keep the teak up, it will be an eyesore. In that case, the best thing to do is paint the teak. I believe awlgrip makes some paint specifically for that purpose. Lots of older sportfishers have teak caps from bow to stern, and lots of those get painted a high gloss white. Way better looking than starboard.
     
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    Sounds like you need more oil. Soak the teak. If it's dry it will take a lot of oil deep in the grain.

    I say keep the teak.
     
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    I lightly sand my rails and apply 1 coat of oil per day for 3 days once a year. Then I just do some touch up the rest of the year, then again I like the old school rails on the boat

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    You can do 100% Tung oil also. It takes a looooooooong time to dry but will leave almost a hard protective shell once done (a few coats is best) yet retains that teak oil look.
     
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    You need to clean the teak before you oil it. There's a product specifically for teak. It's a two part cleaning solution A and B. Forget the exact name, but WM carries it. It will take all the grey out of the wood. Then oil the crap out of it. Should last the season no problem.
     
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    Sand your teak. Brush your teak with a solution of 5 parts water, 1 part bleach and let dry a couple of times. Lightly sand again and wipe down with linseed oil or honey teak oil and let dry three times. Every once in a while just wipe some more oil on it and call it day. Teak is awesome boat wood.........Ap
     
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