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Old 17-10-2010, 14:17   #16
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I too love the look and feel of teak. I do appreciate the work that it entails, but well worth it IF you had it from the very beginning.. If you inherit an old yacht, there could be tons of problems that aren't obvious or worth the trouble, hopefully, your surveyor will catch all or most of it.. I love the way that the new teak decks are epoxied and NOT screwed anymore..

Good work on going with your instincts and just running from it..
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Old 17-10-2010, 15:44   #17
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Putting teak on top of fiberglass is pretty weird in itself. If you want a wooden boat, get one.
If you are talking about my boat.. it came with a teak deck, the previous owner removed the deck and subdeck, as you can see..

He kept the original deck height by having a thicker marine plywood subdeck, put a layer of West system and Dynel. This would be a good deck..but it wasn't what he wanted.

He had a teak deck made by Teak Decking Systems, shipped up in 2 pieces already put together in a shipping container, then they glued it down on top of the plywood/dynel/resin deck to make it look like it came out of the factory like that. Same total thickness, original look, and no plugs!

Looks as good today as it did in 1992! (yes there is no anchor locker cut in the deck!)




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Old 17-10-2010, 15:47   #18
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Ps, phantom, Awsome boat.
Thanks.. it is a great boat. When it came on the market.. my wife was already looking at boats... told her she can look at as many boats as she wants.. but this was the boat we were going to buy
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Old 17-10-2010, 15:52   #19
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Ps, phantom, Awesome boat.
I'm trying to think of a prettier boat I've seen. Not having much luck.
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Now that is one gorgeous boat. I bet you turn all heads when going past!
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Old 17-10-2010, 16:04   #21
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that is awesome-- natural nonskid and beauty and gentle care-- and insulation for inside cabinhouse!!
terrific!!
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Plywood makes a nice noncompressible strong core. It's a really crappy core if you have leaks, however. If there is a leak, water is transmitted along the grain and you can end up with a totally rotten core with just one leak. Balsa, on the other hand, does not wick the water from the leaky area. It will rot but at at a way slower rate than a plywood deck.

Westsails, for one, had a real problem with the plywood core on the boats with teak decks. They screwed the teak down with more than a thousand fasteners. Almost guaranteed to be a problem. Most of the new boats are built with the teak epoxied to the fiberglas underlayment so no screws. Unfortunately, the teak is not 3/4" but a 1/2" or much thinner and wears out relatively quickly.

A teak deck would be a non starter for me. Just too many EXPENSIVE maintenance issues.

Teak is a nice non skid because it is skin friendly while being very effective at maintianing traction. To me, it is not worth the maintenance and problems because of it's total unsuitability in the tropics. The wood deteriorates fairly quickly. A teak deck that is still in reasonable condition after 10 years where the sun shines 7/365 is almost unheard of. Worse, the teak soaks up heat that makes it too hot to walk on and transfers that heat to the interior. Once hot, it acts as a heat sink that keeps the boat hot well into the evening.
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As the saying goes .... different strokes for different folks.
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i keep seeing those decks on my boat,,, lol... is an awesome boat , phantom!!
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Thanks! I wish i could take credit for it.. The previous owner (my MG mechanic) deserves the credit for the restoration. He truely went over the top in the contrstruction and details.
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.... Most of the new boats are built with the teak epoxied to the fiberglas underlayment so no screws. Unfortunately, the teak is not 3/4" but a 1/2" or much thinner and wears out relatively quickly.

A teak deck would be a non starter for me. Just too many EXPENSIVE maintenance issues.
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The teak on my boat is 1/2 inch thick. Seems to be holding up pretty well after 18 or so years.

What maintenance (on a glued down teak deck)? wash, and occasionally brighten. Maybe replace some cauling time to time.

our other boat is all fiberglass, ill take the teak over the glass anytime

It is not like it needs to be varnished or extra ordinary cleaning.
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