[Public-list] Cabin Sole Finish Options

Roger L. Kingsland rkingsland101 at ksba.com
Tue Sep 7 05:54:52 PDT 2004

I am getting dangerously close to painting interior, deck and topsides of #148 and yesterday I sanded the cabin sloe.  Can I please have some advice on how to finish it? The sanding dust is pretty red which leads me to believe it is red mahogany (probably not cherry?).  Does anyone know what wood Whitby used for the sole in 1966?

Thinking it was teak, I have thought of oiling it but now wonder if I should try a varnish type finish.   Is "Cetol" the stuff that is like varnish but easier to apply (I think it comes in a semi gloss type finish which might be good to hide scratches).  Also, I got my hull paint from Signature Finish (thanks George for reccommending them) and they sell Honey Teak.  Has anyone tried this?  Lastly,  I was messing around with some epoxy and managed get a thin coat on 4" of one of the diagonal braces on the head side of the main bulkhead.  It looked pretty good.  I know epoxy doesn't hold up in sunlight but is it feasible to use as a finish below?

Roger Kingsland
Chief Boat Boy
PERFECT intentions, A30 #148
on the hard at N40° 33.945' W79° 51.260'
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