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Old 15-06-2008, 08:04   #1
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Flexiteek and other teak deck substitutes - any thoughts

I am replacing a the deck on a 1968 cheoy lee 31. I was intending to just replacing the teak deck but it is hard not to notice the teak substitutes. Fiberglass is to boring. Cheap is not better if it looks ugly and fake
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I was thinking about putting down TekDek. It's a bit more expensive than teak, but with no screw-holes, and it will probably outlive me (and I'm in my 30's).

My hesitation (ironically) is that I don't really care for the 'gleaming new yacht' look, and I prefer my wood to look a bit weathered. I'm worried that a synthetic deck will look like a brand new wood deck, forever.
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Why bother fg with some type of nonslip is functional, cheaper , and when done right can be very attractive. We have a classic S&S wood 6 meter and elected to do glass decks with two part paint-very functional good looking and protects underlying surfaces.
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I was thinking about putting down TekDek. It's a bit more expensive than teak, but with no screw-holes, and it will probably outlive me (and I'm in my 30's).
You don't have the screw down real teak. It's been done for years with adhesive. They could not do in the old days because it was not invented. The new style looks as nice with no holes. Paying more than reak teak isn't worth it.
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Old 16-06-2008, 21:07   #5
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I think teak decks are the beautiful, and are the best nonskid surface around. But if I was sailing south of about 40 deg I'd never have one. They get hot as hell under foot inthe tropical sun, and that heat transmits into the boat cabin. But if you have to have one...

This is the way modern way to install them which might be the way that Pblais was suggesting above: EPOXYWORKS

I haven't used this method on deck, but did use it for my cabin sole. It was simple, and gave a great result.
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