Thanks for you comments Re: the Fine Multi. I have one and it's awesome in most cases. It isn't appropriate, however, for epoxy-laid decks, (I wish it was). You can't get the bit to "bite" because you can't get under the teak
. Even after 37 years, 98% of the planks are still well adhered to the deck
via the epoxy
. The best method I've found is to pound a chisel under the wood, across the grain, and pry it up in small pieces. I then use the hammer anc chisel to shave off most of the remaining wood. I hope to get the last of it off with a sander. I wish there was an easier way than swinging a 2.5 lb sledge hammer 50,000 times.
(Side note: there are no screws under the bungs. The screws have all been removed, the holes have been filled with epoxy
and bungs have been reinstalled. I can't tell if the was done by the builder
or one of the PO's)
I am happy to relate that I'm about 1/2 way through the process and I have only expended have about 20 man-hours so far. The worst part is the strain on my lower back. The second worse part so far was removal
of the genoa
Thanks, again, for your interest and comments.