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Old 27-07-2013, 15:15   #16
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Re: teaking, progress.

I also love the feel and look of teak decks. During the past, I've said that I didn't want any teak on the exterior of any boat we had... but now I've changed my mind. The teak wood surface is far superior to non-skid fiberglass. If allowed to silver gracefully it'll last many years (like me)... but teak just doesn't seem to like fresh water; it wants a regular clean salt water bath (like me)... which is no big deal, I usually get a salt water bath at the same time.

And forget about what others say about teak being too hot... jeez it's over 100 degrees here and I can still walk on it with just flip flops on, barefoot except for mid-day... and I'm even getting used to it burning me when I need to sit or kneel on it while cutting or sanding.

I needed to take four showers today just to cool down... how about you?
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Old 27-07-2013, 15:23   #17
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Lord, if I were investing that much work I would be removing the teak entirely and reglassing the deck. As much as I love the look of teak (grew up on a teak decked boat) it's hot, hot, hot and expensive to replace when it finally goes.

I would also be removing all the hardware that is through-bolted on the deck and reinstalling/rebedding it all after the deck was done. It probably needs to be rebedded anyway, and you'll get a superior result from a fit and finish perspective if you take it all off and sand all the bedding areas flush to the rest of the deck.

I think when you get to doing all those screw holes it's going to make the actual sanding seem like a walk in the park.
I just love the look and feel of teak.... How about you Scoobert? It looks great. Better put up the umbrella my friend... someone's trying to rain on our parade.
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Old 27-07-2013, 15:30   #18
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I just love the look and feel of teak.... How about you Scoobert? It looks great.
i was laying on it this morning.
i grew up on hard wood. my grandfather who raised me laid hardwood floors.
we had parkay when i moved out. loved them, love ours.
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Re: teaking, progress.

Ain't fiberglass nifty!!!!!!!!
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Ain't fiberglass nifty!!!!!!!!
and shopping bags too!!!!
if you like plastic....
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i was laying on it this morning.
Me too.
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Re: teaking, progress.

One tip I stumbled upon that I'd like to pass on to you Scoobert. If you do your final sand and then tape off the seams with the blue painters tape before applying the caulking and pressing it in firmly using a flexible 1 1/2 inch scraper to get a very flat uniform seam... then remove the tape within ten minutes; I'll save you the big hassle of having to sand the rubber caulking which takes so long. It'll also give you the factory perfect looking uniform black seams. It covers up some of the imperfections in the wood on the seams top edge, that appear when the rubber caulking gets sanded.

I hope this helps you.

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Old 28-07-2013, 05:25   #23
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One tip I stumbled upon that I'd like to pass on to you Scoobert. If you do your final sand and then tape off the seams with the blue painters tape before applying the caulking and pressing it in firmly using a flexible 1 1/2 inch scraper to get a very flat uniform seam... then remove the tape within ten minutes; I'll save you the big hassle of having to sand the rubber caulking which takes so long. It'll also give you the factory perfect looking uniform black seams. It covers up some of the imperfections in the wood on the seams top edge, that appear when the rubber caulking gets sanded.

I hope this helps you.

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i started that way. burned thru $20 worth of tape before i stopped. it gave me personally the same result. but it took much longer to do. i would have needed over $800 worth of tape to do it all that way.
i will be using more tape thou, and i should have taped the fiberglass.
whoops.
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Old 04-08-2013, 18:52   #24
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Re: teaking, progress.

Looks great! How do you make the seams deeper on a curved side deck? Router? Saw?

A boat neighbor is sanding his decks and using 60 grit as well.
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if you have to deepen the seams, you dont have much wood left.
you could do it with a utility knife. then use a TDS tool.
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