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Old 14-05-2014, 07:07   #106
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Re: To Teak or not to Teak... that is the Question

Are you aware that Basenji's were bred to pee on teak trees?
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Old 14-05-2014, 07:08   #107
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Are you aware that Basenji's were bred to pee on teak trees?

Pretty sure there's no teak in the Serengeti, monkey...



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Maybe she's not one then. Unless we're offshore, she won't go on deck unless I don't walk her for a day...
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Maybe she's not one then. Unless we're offshore, she won't go on deck unless I don't walk her for a day...


A fine feature in a dog. Soon I will post a pic of the head for dogs I built into my new deck. You will laugh your ass off, and then be jealous!
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A fine feature in a dog. Soon I will post a pic of the head for dogs I built into my new deck. You will laugh your ass off, and then be jealous!
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A fine feature in a dog. Soon I will post a pic of the head for dogs I built into my new deck. You will laugh your ass off, and then be jealous!
If you show me your doggy loo, then I'll show you mine...
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Re: To Teak or not to Teak... that is the Question

Actually, I should just let you know, we lifted the boat no problem here at Boat Lagoon, with Pro Carpentering (pronounced Carpenteeeering) a few days ago. Been emptying the boat since, and spending a bit of time with mike, who is so far being a cool bloke to work with, and, we think, genuinely interested in the boat, which is nowhere near as swanky as most of the boats in here.

The mast is coming down tomorrow (with the help of Dave the rigger with a parrot on his shoulder) hopefully in one piece, but I'll let you know how it goes. And I'll try to remember to take a photo of the dogs with the parrot. Haven't seen that one yet, but they're ok with elephants and chickens....
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Re: To Teak or not to Teak... that is the Question

Run save yourself from teak! The extra weight could be used for other things such as water or bananas.
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Run save yourself from teak! The extra weight could be used for other things such as water or bananas.

Thought of that. Gonna get rid of the diesel generator that never works, and now that I've lived alone at anchor without the damn thing, and proved that we really don't need it, so it can go. And we might even downsize the compressor as well, since although we haven't actually used it yet, I'm fairly sure we're gonna need it at some stage, so it can stay.

But teak does look the best. And it's our last chance, next year they're cutting back exports very significantly.
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Old 20-05-2014, 09:27   #115
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Re: To Teak or not to Teak... that is the Question

SaucySailoress, please let us know what the rough cost for all this is when you get done. I'm curious about teak deck overall costs once they get done - labour etc
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Re: To Teak or not to Teak... that is the Question

Well, the cost is quoted as 37125 for the fibreglassing, teak and labour etc. that's 22,500 baht per square metre, for 33 square metres, on a 40 ft sloop. It will probably be more though, as I'm not so optimistic about the state of the decks and we may need extra fibreglass layers. I'll get some photos up... Sometime...
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Re: To Teak or not to Teak... that is the Question

OK, you asked me to let you know how it's going. So far I have this:

The Teak Deck Project Starts – The Hunt for a Yard |
This had to be Boat Lagoon in Ohuket, only place deep enough and with the right facilities.

Holes in the Deck...
AKA Why NOT to use ****ing fill-n-fix foam as a replacement for balsa in the core.

I think perhaps the post titles are self explanatory, and sorry for the blog floggery, but please feel free to ask any questions here... You know I love ya!
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Re: To Teak or not to Teak... that is the Question

I am aware that this has become a dog thread, or a dog of a thread, but take a tip from minaret and don't install teak decks. The fact that you are going to have to remove the top layer of decking fg means you are in a perfect position to add thicker core so that your deck will look right. You will save yourself a bundle of money as well as a ton of weight and loads of trouble.
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