Originally Posted by maj75
I'm not talking about ships with wood decks. I'm thinking about modern aluminum
boats with a solid metal deck
, with a teak
Whose talking about wooden decks??? You have to fasten the teak
down somehow and fasteners are about the only way to do it when you're working with 4 quarter teak. If you look at most teak decks, There is considerable curvature in the planks as they match the curvature of the hull
. These planks are forced into that curvature. You could pry the boards into position and glue them individually but it would take weeks of gluing, waiting for the epoxy
to kick and then on to the next board.