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Old 28-12-2014, 17:51   #1
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That old teak deck again...

ok... a friend of mine got an old sailboat with teak deck....
Unfortunately previous owner paint the deck..
Question... can be sanded and tried to recaulk??
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Re: That old teak deck again...

Good luck with that! they paint it for a reason... A soft chemical paint stripper and wter presure can do the trick, or at least save you a lot of sanding work...
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..seems like it's gonna be a heavy work.. at least deck is not leaking...
My friend gonna spend a long winter scrubbing, stripping and tried to back to normal...
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Re: That old teak deck again...

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ok... a friend of mine got an old sailboat with teak deck....
Unfortunately previous owner paint the deck..
Question... can be sanded and tried to recaulk??
As Neil said, it was painted for a reason. Old boat with teak decks = leaks into the deck core, most likely, as teak decks were screwed down. Painting it was the cheap fix for the previous owner.

If you're going to take the paint off, then you're probably going to need to take up all the teak and toss it, fix the rot in the core, seal, then refinish the deck, either new gelcoat or paint, and then non-skid on top of it. A new teak deck will cost more than the value of the boat, I bet. Simply recaulking between the strips of the existing deck will likely not solve the problem, nor will replacing bungs. YMMV, but if you go to all that work, you might as well take the whole thing off and do it right.

So, if it's a boat they just want to sail...slap another coat of paint on the deck and go sailing.
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Yes, paint it again or use a crowbar and get rid of it. Permanently.
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Re: That old teak deck again...

..this guy it the type who love do things in the right way..
seems to me he's gonna bit the bullet and simply redo the whole deck...
(I'm not gonna take his calls for a while.... )
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Hold the crowbars! Did we ever establish if this is teak over glass, or is it a really old boat with a solid teak deck?
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