Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 19-02-2009, 21:03   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 128
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?
Solosailor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2009, 22:18   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,156
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.
speedoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2009, 22:38   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Southern California
Boat: Was - Passport 45 Ketch
Posts: 839
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.
Kanani is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teak Decks and Stains Jay Construction, Maintenance & Refit 14 01-03-2010 11:33
LIGNOL for teak decks? avazquez Construction, Maintenance & Refit 0 18-02-2009 03:00
Cleaning teak decks? gbanker Construction, Maintenance & Refit 3 09-02-2009 07:06
epoxy on teak decks fish1860 Construction, Maintenance & Refit 6 26-08-2008 07:20
teak decks capt lar Construction, Maintenance & Refit 17 05-11-2005 18:50

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 13:28.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.