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Stu Jackson

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Re: Companionway Stairs
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2019, 09:07:17 AM »

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There was an old tech note on filling the grooves with minwax, a light color that would match the holly in the sole.  We did that in 1998.  Still working.
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Re: Companionway Stairs
« Reply #16 on: January 25, 2019, 12:59:28 PM »

I filled my grooves with leftover black Dow 795 from doing the fixed portlights.

Craig
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Re: Companionway Stairs
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2019, 09:48:05 PM »

Catalina uses Target Coatings waterbased sealer for the interior teak.  I know because I've called Target Coatings and they've sent me a quart of the waterbased product that Catalina gets from them.  There are a few waterbased products and I can't remember which one.  If you call them, they can tell you which one to order.  It's about $25 per quart, including the shipping.  Very easy to use.
http://targetcoatings.com/
I spoke to Warren at Catalina last May and he essentially said this too. If you have a late model MkII with the lighter wood finishes, it is very important NEVER to use an oil stain (like tung) or any oil-based varnish. Once you do that, the wood will be permanently darkened yielding a poor match. He said that the waterbased Minwax Polycrylic should get a similar finish also, although the Target products are waterbased polyester (not acrylic), so your best match will be achieved with the Target products that CatalinaDirect sells. They have a very thorough writeup the history of Catalina's finishing techniques here:

https://www.catalinadirect.com/index.cfm/feature/192/interior-finish-history.cfm
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Re: Companionway Stairs
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2019, 09:06:10 AM »

Thanks Breakin Away.  Thereís some really good info via the Catalina Direct link you posted.  Good to know what Catalina used historically for wood finishing. Iíve ordered some Target semi-gloss to spruce up companionway stairs.
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Re: Companionway Stairs
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2019, 03:21:56 PM »

GUYs : Again - what ever you do to your steps, put some water on them and test so they are NOT slippery.

I know of a 1st Mate that took a "header" down those wet steps hitting the buildup around the galley sink.  It wasn't pretty!!
The steps are not a piece of fine furniture, but should be safe and functional!!

A thought
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Re: Companionway Stairs
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2019, 03:51:57 PM »

Totally agree.  Cosmetics are cosmetic, but non-skid strips are safe.
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