Originally Posted by Julie Mor
The pics were sent to my SO by a broker in the EU. He said the teak is 7mm to 9mm thick. That, and the pics, are all that I know about the deck. FWIW, I'm not interested in the boat but was curious if members here saw it similar to how I did - which was
I saw something once that may apply to fixing this deck. They took a router and created a deeper groove between the battens and so the caulk had something to adhere to. I suppose if there was enough wood and you know the deck isn't wet, this might work. The boat is a '96 HR 46. I think HR has cored decks but why screw the teak down? Oyster
was vacuum bagging back then. You'd think HR would have been doing the same, considering all the problems screwed down decks have caused.
I was going to write a one word response to your initial post; Run. But you beat me to it with your emoji.
I guess the broker meant there is 7mm to 9mm left but it does look a bit thicker than that.
Technically it is possible to route
the grooves deeper, but it would be a tremendous amount of work. Lining up a flexible jig to make the cuts smooth along a curve is not a walk in the park. And it would just be forestalling the inevitable.
If I were to bid on the boat I'd take $15k off as the starting cost of ripping up the teak, repairing, and redoing in glass. And there's no guarantee that would cover it.
If wedded to teak there are outfits that will fabricate you a new teak deck
...you send them templates/measurements and they send you custom made, sectioned pieces, but there is still a lot of work fitting them, cutting kingstrakes and so forth. Still probably comes to $40k for a boat like that.