I've just oiled the gunwales on the SRT. They look pretty. But am I just fooling myself? Is it just cosmetic? And I don't doubt that the oil protects the surface, but I can't help but wonder about the surface I don't see. So the question is, how far do you go when you oil?
For example, do you remove the seat truss and thwarts, so your oil can get those hidden surfaces? And further, this boat has gunwales that encapsulate the edges of the hull, rather than the sandwich type where from the top you see distinct wood-hull-wood layers. It strikes me that when the boat is upside down, the water runs along the hull and enters the gunwale assembly. Do you need to remove the gunwales and oil in there, too?
If the answer is yes, there's going to be an SRT for sale.
Just wondering what other folks do.