two-mast, 38-foot mariner yacht had
been chartered repeatedly and the
wear and tear was evident, both inside
and out. We repaired much of the exterior
teak brightwork and repaired and refinished
interior cabinets, bulkheads, and
decking. Then all the teak was given
the classic shine of marine spar varnish.
Not only did this particular finish
require seven coats, but every year
for the next decade, we returned to
restore its brilliant shine to face
another 12 months of the corrosive
salt, driving rain, and blistering
sun that make up life on the sea.