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Old 03-03-2021, 19:37   #1
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The rains are a comin'!

My boat, a 55' Chris Craft Constellation, has teak decks, which when I first bought her over from Seattle to Perth Australia, were varnished a really nice natural colour, but, due to our severe climate, they only lasted a couple of years. I scraped back to natural and have oiled twice a year for past four, but note, even tho gaps seemed to be sealed, water, in ever increasing amounts, seems to be making its way inside.
Especially over the galley, which has got me absolutely buggered, as I can find no ingress location!
I think I will have to seal the decks - but know this to be fraught with futility!

Can anyone - sensibly - suggest what to do or to use?

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Old 03-03-2021, 20:02   #2
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Re: The rains are a comin'!

You may like to ask the mods to move this out of the "Forum Tech Support" area into one more appropriate to your question and where you are more likely to get responses.
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Old 03-03-2021, 20:12   #3
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Re: The rains are a comin'!

@gbmacca:

The Tech Support Forum here isn't for technical boat work; it's for help with the Forum itself.

As Stu M suggests, your threat might fit well in the Refit Forum, for instance.

If you want to have it moved, click on the little red outlined white triangle with the "!" inside, and your report will go into a queue for the moderators. We are happy to move threads at their OP's request.

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Old 03-03-2021, 21:32   #4
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Re: The rains are a comin'!

Hey guys,

Many thanks.

Now --for a guy that still uses a hammer and chisel on a slab of marble -- where would I find that little red triangle??!!

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Old 03-03-2021, 22:33   #5
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The red triangle is in the lower left corner of each post box. It has a white interior with a vertical black line in it's center.

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Old 03-03-2021, 22:47   #6
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To find the triangle:

Steer due south from the M in gbmacca in the picture attached

[Or follow Kira's gaze up from my signature picture: She's looking right at it!!]
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(GB - you need to be in full site view/desktop view and logged in - otherwise you won't see it. Mobile view doesn't show the triangle or thanks buttons, etc.) Good luck
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Old 04-03-2021, 11:18   #8
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Re: The rains are a comin'!

Personally, after having teak decks on a leaky teaky and fighting it for years I would remove the teak entirely and glass over it. Done. I knew a guy who had the same boat I did, same issues and solved it by putting roofing tar over the decks. Looked like sh*t but never leaked again. I delivered a boat like yours many years ago from the SF Bay area to Seattle. I wonder if it's the same one??
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Old 04-03-2021, 18:58   #9
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Re: The rains are a comin'!

Thanks Little wind 77!

Rubbed the screen - changed my glasses - went for a walk - stumbled back on board - but could not find that pesky little triangle!!

Think I will just start again - but must say - one would think that 'Technical Support' would mean 'Technical Support' --- or am I still in the dark ages??!!

Will start again - in a new area.

Thanks everyone - for putting me through a learning curve.

They say you learn from your mistakes -- well I must be the wisest of them all ---

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To find the triangle:

Steer due south from the M in gbmacca in the picture attached

[Or follow Kira's gaze up from my signature picture: She's looking right at it!!]
Sorry, I can steer south on a collision course with a red triangle, but it is surely a sub coz I fell over the edge of the horizon before hitting it.
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(GB - you need to be in full site view/desktop view and logged in - otherwise you won't see it. Mobile view doesn't show the triangle or thanks buttons, etc.) Good luck
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