I am not a surveyor
either but I am a boatbuilder! Having read your posts it seems to me that a better understanding of the teak deck
on the EB 38 would be of help. This teak deck
is very well installed and not difficult to service
. The steps are very important to follow perfectly: to remove the excess rubber caulk or "ridges" with a chisel working slowly and carefully. Next,using the appropriate sander reduce the teak decking slightly until relatively smooth using only the skills of a finish carpenter
. No heavy hand on the soft pad here! Next mask off the seams which are not perfectly bonded at the edges, remove the Black caulk with a reefing tool and prepare the edges of the planks to receive an appropriate teak decking caulk. As there is no primer for this material the only way to prepare for this bond is to carefully "rough up" the edges of the planks so the Black caulk will make a thorough bond.
The next step is to apply the caulk and there are techniques and different grades of caulk to utilize in this regard. Remove the tape and gently sand with 220 grit paper by hand,carefully to trim slightly and remove the gloss from certain types of caulk.
On a typical Eastbay you will then encounter about 100 screw plug
particles which will have come loose. These are serviced by removing the screws,changing screw types after deepening the screw holes slightly and installing new plugs with west Epogy on the plugs. Wait overnight and carefully cut off the plugs with the chisel and touch up sand with the light paper.
The cost for all of this work? A skilled craftsman can do this entire job in one week,40 hours. Heck we spend two times this many hours getting the fiberglass
re compounded and polished perfectly. Don't forget this is the only teak maintenance
to this non skid deck
in a five year period so if you look at the way I do the teak deck
takes about 8-10 hours per year to maintain. even if you think the non skid approach would be cheaper think again!