This beautiful motor yacht, JoAhna K, has been transformed with the use of Owatrol marine products!
About the JoAhna K
JoAhna K (originally Beagle II) is a 58’ long passagemaker, built in 1952 and was designed by William Garden to carry a family and crew to voyage the Galapagos non-stop. After this, she then spent 20 years cruising around Alaska as a marine dentist office, visiting tiny remote villages, as well as bringing artists on retreats.
She has been well loved and looked after for over 70 years and has become well known among the locals. So when Captain Jack became her new owner in November 2020, he quickly got to getting her ready to be used out on the open seas again. One such job he wanted to complete was to get her window frames and railings restored.
As you can see they were in a bit of a sorry state with peeling and flaking of a previous finish and very grey causing her to look aged.
Which Owatrol products were used?
To do this he used Aquanett, our powerful, biodegradable, wood oil remover which strips new and old and encrusted oils from exterior wooden surfaces blackened by UV rays. After stripping the wood he then had to neutralise it. This stops the active ingredients in Aquanett from continuing to work.
For this he used Deck Cleaner, our powerful cleaner and brightener that removes both ground in and surface dirt. Its non aggressive, bleach free formula means can be rinsed with water in as little as 15 minutes.
Perfect for use on grey, weather-beaten marine wood such as teak and mahogany.
Once the wood had completely dried, he then used Deks Olje D1, our clear, saturating hardwood oil. Deks Olje D1 is suitable for use on hardwood and softwood and has been specially developed for dense, oily and difficult to impregnate woods.
It is also suitable for use both above and below the water line.
For a high gloss finish, Captain Jack then also applied Deks Olje D2 over the D1. Deks Olje D2 is a varnish-like, tough, flexible and durable finish that enhances the natural beauty of both interior and exterior wood.
It forms a highly flexible film which moves with the wood to prevent peeling and flaking. There is no sanding required between coats and maintenance and repair can be carried out without the need for stripping!
All images credit to Captain Jack Molan – you can learn more about him below:
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