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Landlocked posted 08-23-2000 10:38 AM ET (US)   Profile for Landlocked   Send Email to Landlocked  
I recently purchased a 78 Montauk an I'm in the process of refinishing the wood. I elected to use a good UV resistant Tounge Oil and I'm amazed at the results, its really coming out nice... I keep the boat covered and salt spray isn't exactly an issue here in the Hills of Tennessee so I think it will wear well. Anyone else use Tounge oil rather than varnish? Why not?

Also, to show a little ignorance (I always try to show a little with each post), can someone tell me if I have teak or mahogany. I assume its teak but I'm seeing an awful lot of mahogany discussions posted, what gives. Wood is soft and sands easily...coarse, wide grain not unlike oak. Saw dust kind of yellowish.


lhg posted 08-23-2000 01:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Check out the Reference section of this site for details on the Montauks. Your wood is teak, and can be either oiled (tung oil based products) or varnished, as some like to do. Boston Whaler never varnished any of the teak installed on new boats, preferring the oiled look.

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