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Old 16-06-2008, 18:36   #1
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Turn your deck into a skating rink

Am I missing something here, or is this a really bad idea? (look at the deck)

1979 Hinckley Bermuda 40 MK III Yawl Boat For Sale

Maybe she's for sale because the PO broke his neck?
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Old 16-06-2008, 18:48   #2
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This is one of those dock furniture boats- the owners more interested in the right look certainly not function. besides with all that bright work who has time to sail anyway.
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Old 16-06-2008, 18:53   #3
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You need a cover for it 24 X 7. Actually most of the marine varnishes are not that slick. If you even thought of approaching this boat with skates the sirens would go off.
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Old 16-06-2008, 19:11   #4
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It's probably sticky enough when dry, but what about when wet?

Would you ever buy a boat from a guy who did this? Who knows what else he did?
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He must be aware of this problem...Two of the photos are labeled in a slip , and in a slip 2.
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Old 16-06-2008, 20:59   #6
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Would you ever buy a boat from a guy who did this? ?
No one will ever be able to buy it because the owner will think its worth so much and he wont drop his price to a reasonable amount.
Check Yachtworld and you will see theres two others built in 1979 both over $100,000 cheaper.
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Old 16-06-2008, 21:20   #7
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Absolutely all of the drawbacks of a teak deck (cost, maintenence, leak potential, solar heating), and NON of the advantages (non-skid). Well, ok, it DOES look nice, so I guess it has one of the advantages.

I'll disagree with Pblais on this one, glossy varnish is about the slickest possible surface when wet. There are a few "high friction" varnishes, but as far as I know none of them are suitable for exterior surfaces because they aren't UV stable.

Pbalis, is there a normal deck finish that you can think of that is slipperier than wet varnish?
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Hi guys, first post here and a quick Hi!

Im not sure i folow you here, why would the deck be more slippery when wet than any other teakdeck?

Just about all photos of the deck are taken while raining, look at the sea. In the last photo (nr 41) the deck are dry, untreated teak, no oil or varnish wich to me means very _unslippery_ no?

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Just about all photos of the deck are taken while raining, look at the sea. In the last photo (nr 41) the deck are dry, untreated teak, no oil or varnish wich to me means very _unslippery_ no?
Hi Per,

Welcome aboard.

If you are right then the owner is a goose to lie in his photos!
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In the last picture, at the very bottom of the page that shows the doger, the teak deck is not varnished. However, the above pictures definitely show a varnished deck and I wouldn't want to be scurrying around that boat with a little rain or spray on deck. Plus, think of all the wear and tear that would arise in even lowish traffic areas.
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Looks to me like Coelan. This is as grippy a surface with decent shoes/boots, as normal GRP with a formed surface .
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The deck is unvarnished. it shows it unvarnished in a couple of the pics. The ones that look varnished are, as the previous poster said, due to rain. Look at the dock next to the boat. Unless he varnished the concrete on the dock as well I think its rain.
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if you look at the top picture you see that the deck is not varnished.

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That makes more sense!
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I've never seen wood look anywhere near that glossy when simply wet. I really thought it was varnish (still kinda unsure).
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