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Old 19-02-2009, 21:03   #1
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What to do with old teak decks?

I say a nice old S&S Condor 37 on the net. Problem is it has horrible old teak decks. What are the options? Is it easier to replace the teak if not not how do you get rid of it?
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Old 19-02-2009, 22:18   #2
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Best course of action depends on what's underneath the teak. I was lucky, there was a good, solid fiberglass deck underneath mine, so I stripped off the teak, filled up the screw holes with epoxy, and then primed, painted the deck, and did a two-tone thing with some grit for the non skid areas. Looks fabulous, better than new.

But if you don't have fiberglass underneath, that complicates things. I'll let others talk about what they did in that case.

I'd try to find out what's underneath. If there's no fiberglass decking, it will be very expensive to fix, most likely. So consider that before getting serious about the boat.
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Old 19-02-2009, 22:38   #3
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I found it easier to cut the top layer of f/g with a skill saw and remove the f/g and teak at the same time. It's a real bitch taking off that teak. It was easier to lay up a new f/g deck. In my case, I found the core was saturated too so I replaced the core at the same time.
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