First, I removed the two cane doors and the light switch cover
with the 110 volt plaque over it.
Here, I washed the teak with TSP mixed 50\50.
The first coat was 80 or 90% varnish and the rest thinner so it will soak into the grain of the wood and bring out what grain of wood it can.
There were only a few places the previous owner had cut up the boat. He was the original owner before we bought it. He owned this Islander Freeport 1978 for over 30 years. Anyway the hole in the bulk head where we have a piece of foam was a depth sounder. Looks like a radio slot. We had a piece of stained glass made to cover it.
The area left of the door was actually gloss. between the trim by the head liner and the trim over the door. It is a small area and I was a bit sloppy. I sanded the gloss shine off and applied the satin. No problem covering the gloss. I have read that a good way to do satin is to use gloss first because it is harder and dries faster. Then do the satin. Satin will cloud up a bit with a lot of coats, I believe.
The satin has been applied to the bulkheads.
First I had to remove the HVAC duct grill. The salon area is on top of the 12000 Mermaid HVAC.
OK all sanded and taped and ready to go. This took just one coat as it had a couple coats on it already. So now it looks good. Still working on the teak HVAC grill and the cane doors.
All done and looking nice!
OK I had to quit till tomorrow, yay! Need more light and the house lights are a challenge. I forgot to bring my headlamp, it would be great for this.
The first coat of thinned down gloss has just been applied.
These five 110 socket covers have been cleaned and sanded, ready for the first coat.
The second settee cane door has been washed with TSP and sanded. Ready for taping. Maybe if I stall Debbie will do the taping, I am picking her up at the PV airport tonight😘
The switches have their first coat of diluted varnish, with thinner coat.