Cleaning Interior Teak
Does your boat have a teak interior? Follow these reader-suggested steps to keep it gleaming.
The teak inside my 1985 Passport 37 is staved teak—the real thing. It was originally finished in satin varnish, and I cannot even think about how much it would cost (or how much work and time it would take) to refinish. Therefore I have a BIG vested interest in keeping it pristine. Twice a year I clean it completely—including every slat of the 204 slats aboard—with Murphy's Oil Soap, let it dry, and then wipe down every inch with plain old lemon oil. The only caution is that "plain old lemon oil" in some other countries—Panama comes to mind—smells more like chemicals than lemons. Stay away! Here's the post I did on my blog, commuterCRUISER.com, which details the process.