View Full Version : Best finish for cabin sole

03-28-2017, 09:31 PM
I'm wondering which product to use to finish the cabin sole of my sailboat. It is African Mahogany and I will be sanding it down to bare wood. Its had 67 years of use so I'm not expecting a show boat finish. Something that won't be too slippery when it gets wet.

03-28-2017, 09:36 PM
Boiled linseed oil? Of course, it will have to soak in and could be slick for a little bit, but once it's penetrated, it would be like walking on bare wood, right? People use it for teak decks.

len hornick
03-29-2017, 12:33 AM
try "penetrol' works well in that situation

wizbang 13
03-29-2017, 05:01 AM
I use a single thinned out coat of cheap clear poly.

willin woodworks
03-29-2017, 06:44 AM
Varnish dregs, linseed and turps. Make it real thin with the turps and slather it on. It should soak right in. Add another coat if you think you need to but avoid any build so it doesnt get slick when its wet.