Voices of doom say that teak decks in 20-30 year old boats are doomed to leak. True or false?
Are cores beneath decks doomed to suck up water
, fail, and render the boat an expensive mess to repair?
Depends on core
material and a whole host of other factors.
Will a good survey
always reveal deck
If its good, yes.
Should they be repaired - an unending task - or replaced?
Yes, I'm doing my own.
Replace with teak or new glass?
New glass, then if you want teak glue it down, if not anti skid.
Where to get it done? 30 years ago, the wisdom was Trinidad during hurricane
season - cheap
and skillful labor available.
If you are paying someone else to do it, then you had better be there to supervise.
As one considering older boats, some of which have teak decks, I await the wisdom of the group.
Look through "60 feet on the chesapeake" thread and you will see my progress on the back teak deck