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  • rbcooper
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    JV,

    I get it. My wife and I are not really into all of the other activities but I find that contributing by teaching others about proper boating I "pay it forward" so to speak and also feel I'm helping others who operate in my same waters to be better and safer boaters. Really a "win win" situation. With your's and your wife's experience you could do much the same and still make your old deviled eggs :-)

    RB

  • Johnny_Vintage
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    Hi RB,

    Way to clicky for us. Plus, I can make my old devilled eggs.

    JV

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  • rbcooper
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    Johnny Vintage,

    Even though I grew up in a military family I also disliked all of the ranks, uniforms and other rigamarole and what not associated with the old power squadron. I've been a member for 12 years or so and the new squadron now rebranding itself as "Americas Boating Club" has dispensed with all of that. I personally teach many classes and am very sensitive to the fact that we are careful we completely engage and involve all baters as equals. I've taught classes where the skipper is the the wife and the deck hand is the husband. No matter, any one overboard is a MOB situation and results in a mayday call if his or her life is in jeopardy. I don't have a whole lot of connection with the Canadian Power Squadrons but it might be worth while to contact them again. I'm sure they could use the valuable experience of both you and your wife in teaching.

    RB Cooper

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  • rbcooper
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    to the original poster,

    I've looked at a lot of boats from classic Chris Crafts through Bayliners, Carvers, American Tugs, Cutwaters, Ranger Tugs, Tolleys and Uniflites to custom built wooden boats. I personally like the look of teak or wood around in the galley, salon and other cabin spaces. In looking at your pictures I think you would be far ahead of the game if you replaced the "pink counter top" and the "monkey fur" surround. Much like one of the posters indicated in his photos. Fortunately for me I have white counter tops so that has not been a major concern but the teak fiddles along the edges are both practical and attractive. Also those cabinet and drawer pulls just scream 80's :-)

    Just one old salts opinions,

    RB Cooper

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  • MidnightSun
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    The wrap I purchased locally and installed it myself. Rather easy, like sticky paper. This is where I got it. https://wrapmykitchen.com

    Pretty durable stuff, saw them wrap a white hull of a 44' Meridian to black 2 years ago, still looks great.

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  • O1dSoldier
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    Johnny_Vintage in general I agree that one should think long and hard before painting over good (expensive) wood. As I stated earlier. While not irreversible, it will take a lot of work to remove the paint and get back to the natural wood finish. The fact that teak plywood was used predominantly can add to the complexities of it because there is little room for (sanding) error. I've already begun painting the inside of the lockers and cabinets. I find it brightens up the inside, helps eliminate dust accumulation and mildew growth, etc. Spending hours cleaning the insides of the cabinetry isn't something I am interested or willing to do when it isn't necessary and natural wood on the insides doesn't add to the charm. :-)

    I'm not sure I would agree that the reason they have stopped using teak in favor of something else is due to expense. While it may be a contributing factor I would argue that the reasons are more likely that many people don't want to spend the time to clean and maintain the teak, I think many lack the time/patience/skill to care and/or finish the teak properly in the first place, or any other wood for that matter, and modern materials have replaced the need for a wood that is moisture and rot resistant.

    I am refinishing the teak on the outside of the boat but have no desire what so ever to invest the time cleaning and maintaining all the teak on the inside. While you only have to oil yours once a year, to do a good thorough job I imagine it takes the better part of day but more importantly eventually all that oil residue needs to be removed which is a much larger project. We could put a poly or varnish finish on the wood which would reduce the maintenance costs but it doesn't solve the initial problem - making the space less dark and provide a more modern look.

    MidnightSun I am interested in learning about the wrap material. Is it something you pruchased and instlled yourself or did you take the doors somewhere and have it done?

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  • Johnny_Vintage
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    Right on rb. I'm retired but my wife is still working and brings in a lot more money than I do. We have always considered ourselves equals. Like you said, we are owners and don't need to be labelled with a military rank.

    We are pleasure boaters and we are not in the Navy. This is one of the reasons we quit the Power Squadron after just a few months. When they told us if I went overboard, it was a Mayday, if my wife goes over, it's a Pan Pan.

    Bye Bye Squadron

    My wife can do anything on our boat I can and she also taught a Coast Guard course for 10 years to get you your operators license.

    It's 2019, get with it!!!

    JV

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  • rbcooper
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    Johnny,

    My wife also finds the "Admiral" monicor offensive. She insists that she's beyond the Admiral and instead the "Owner". This implies she has a much greater say on what gets changed or altered on the boat AND she doesn't have to participate in the operation of the boat, only enjoy the experience :-)

    RB Cooper

  • Johnny_Vintage
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    Hang on gang. Before you start slapping a coat of cheap paint over very expensive wood, check this out.

    I don't care what your so called Admirals say ( I would never disrespect my wife using that term), but they are all wrong.

    The only reason some of the boats have gone to white cabinets or on higher end boats, cherry wood, is because teak is so damn expensive.

    I just ordered a teak plaque, 25" x 6" x 1" and it cost me over $250.00.

    Painting teak is like spray bombing diamonds with Tremclad.

    Teak and any unfinished wood gets dirty from grease from our hands and air born particles.

    Before you break out the brushes, give this a try.

    Clean your dirty teak with Murphy's Oil Soap.

    When it's dry, apply Howard's Feed and Wax. Both products are available on Amazon.

    I do this once a year and our teak is bold and awesome. Plus it smells fantastic!!

    Trends come and go. I left our kitchen cabinets alone when we bought the house 35 years age. Guess what, they are back in style again.

    Last time I was at Costo, a young couple were groovin' on the shag area carpets. I remember raking them back in the 70's and pulling them out for Berber in the 80's.


    Sorry about the Admiral reference, but my wife hates it. She finds it very offensive and so do I.

    JV and KT equal partners in lifeđź‘«

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  • MidnightSun
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    Wood is original, under the black wrap is the same wood you see elsewhere. I also removed all the boring cabinet/door pulls and replaced with small stainless steel cleats.

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  • Bacon
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    That is definitely modern and clean looking. Hans, are you saying you entirely wrapped your cabinets using a cherry wood wrap for everything except the doors which are black? Or you only wrapped the doors and what we see is the original look of the cabinets?

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  • MidnightSun
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    I did a little makeover in Midnight Sun about a month ago. Although it is cherry wood, my wife wanted a more modern look so I wrapped some doors and drawers and the fridge in black. The nice thing about wrap is it can be removed rather easily with no damage to the wood however I really like the new look.

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  • O1dSoldier
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    As an amateur woodworker I cringe at the thought of painting over teak or any other of the "good" woods but I agree all the teak in these old boats makes it look dark and dated. My boat is a resurrection in progress and as I near a point where I can look to the cosmetic stuff, every inch of teak inside my boat needs to be deep cleaned and some sort of finish put on it. As I think about doing that I am also thinking about adding some paint. It'll be less work, much easier to maintain and will make it look much less dated.

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  • Cool_Beans
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    Originally posted by Johnny_Vintage View Post
    Who in their right mind would paint over teak? Teak is warm, lovely and very expensive. That's why only the real high end boats still use teak. I love mine and would never cover it up.
    Apparently this guy -> "Cool Beans" <-

    Timber trim I'm keeping natural. Veneer plywood, it's to be determined as I see fit. I restored all the teak in my old sailboat. Lovely as it was, it was depressingly dark to live in. I painted the bulkheads white and it made a huge difference. I thought about just doing white with teak trim again but thought I might mix and match some colors...

    Turns out I'm bad at color stuff so I might strip and just paint it white

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  • Johnny_Vintage
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    Who in their right mind would paint over teak? Teak is warm, lovely and very expensive. That's why only the real high end boats still use teak. I love mine and would never cover it up.

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