Originally Posted by Cadence
I had said or agreed with, spend your money on something else. I'd stand by that unless the OP has very deep pockets. It is beautiful if maintained.
Wish my pockets where ever deep enough. I believe it was in some way related to the tropics? My deck boy would be out daily with the tongue oil
, linseed, keeping it oiled so the bungs don't pop out.
I doubt if the teak "decks" on new Bennies or other such boats are thick enough to have bungs... I believe that they are glued down. The thinness is good in some ways: less weight, less expensive timber, and with gluing, no multitudinous holes in the real deck below it. However, the thinness means a short life span, especially if less than ideal maintenance
Finally, oiling may make them look nice, but reduces one of the few good things about such decks: their non-skid properties.
Count me as one who loves the look of a good teak deck, but who will never have one at any cost.