Originally Posted by casual
Going thru a dilemma. I have teak decks that need to be caulked. I am told after drilling blind holes from the inside and moister meeter test that my coring appears ok. The teak is in decent shape I did an area appx. 2x2 feet cleaning
and sanding the seams then caulking the seams letting dry and sanding. This all took a total of 4 hours I'm old and it was a PITA. Doing some quick math tells me I need appx 160 total hours to complete this project
plus the ongoing upkeep. I have a quote to remove the teak recore if necessary refinish the decks with Algrip nonskid. This whole deal will cost about 1300.00 more than what I would have to spend in material and do the refinishing my self. My dilemma will removing the teak weaken the decks? Anybody that has done the same were you satisfied with the end results? If bad coring is found does cutting away the top glass comprise the strength of the boat? Thanks for all input.
Jump on that, it's a great deal if its actually well done. Strength shouldn't be an issue, usually a layer or two of glass is put on anyway to glass up all the screw holes. Should actually come out stronger and lighter, and your balsa core
will probably live longer too. Plus teak sucks, too hot and too much maintenance
. If your painters use Awlgrip, they probably do skid in Griptex, which blows teak out of the water
in every category but looks (depending on personal taste).