Thanks for your comment. I agree the 180mm f2.8EDIF lens has such rich and full bodied colors, and while its not as crisply sharp as modern lenses there is a 3D look to it w/ rounded edges instead of hyper detailed edges, if I could describe it that way.
We grew up sailing on the gulf coast and east coast. Dad always insisted on the wood work (teak) being varnished. Once my brothers and I were old enough to drive, we would spend most of the summer maintaining the wood work. We would spend about a week each month sanding and varnishing. But the results really showed.