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Posted by member Simon on Friday 13 March 2020

Yes the panels are veneered teak and the trims solid.


Simon Papendick
J-Star Marine Services.
Wooden & GRP Boat Builder
Skype: jstarboats

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Message 6 of 7
Posted by member john on Friday 13 March 2020

Interesting Simon. Presumably are panels teak veered ply, although with frames frames of solid wood. Just thinking about the sanding down vigour, and break if stains are deep though!

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Message 5 of 7
Posted by member Simon on Friday 13 March 2020

Hi David,
You will find it will be best to wash the surface down first to get rid of any dirt and contamination on the surface use a scotchbrite pad with a bit of washing up liquid in it. once it is dry then sand it down with either P180 or P240 sandpaper to get rid of any old varnish until you are back to bare wood and the colour is an even colour all over. Then use a very thinned coats of varnish on the first three coats and then coat up with thicker coats until you have the finish you are happy with. This is the way I did the bulkheads and other new wood Hardy 25 refit I have just completed.



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Posted by member David Freeman on Friday 13 March 2020

Thanks Simon, a mine of information and good advice as always. Looks like I have some serious sanding to do will let you know how it looks after. David

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Posted by member Simon Papendick on Friday 13 March 2020

Hi David,
It depends on what the bulkheads and trims were coated with as they were coated with a liqueur type varnish. So the only really good way to go is to sand the wood down to get an even colour and use a teak stain and then re-varnish wood with either international satin varnish or a similar product. Having used international satin varnish on a Hardy 25 refit that I have completed it works well and gives good results and finish.


Simon Papendick
Former Hardy Marine employee 1983 to 1990

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Posted by member Mark Dell on Friday 13 March 2020

My Bosun is similar so I wait with interest any ideas?

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Posted by member David Freeman on Thursday 12 March 2020

* Hi All !
I know this may have been covered as a topic before, but I am looking for advice. I want to refurb and bring back to as good as possible the wood in the cockpit of my Bosun. It has become discoloured and very patchy. I am thinking of rubbing down then staining with Teak stain (assume it is teak).Then couple of coats of good clear varnish. Any tips and/or advice appreciated. Attached is picture showing the patchy wood at present.


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