We removed the teak deck
and replaced it with dek king on our Liberty 458 last year.
We had no leaks
and all screws from the original deck
were in fiberglass
We filled all 1536 holes with epoxy
, removed a few flaking sections of gelcoat
, repaired them and coated the entire deck with gluvit before the new deck went on.
Love the look of teak
decks but teak screwed onto fiberglass
is a less than well engineered interface.
It took about a month to remove the old deck and prep it, another month to install the new deck and about 6 weeks part time to rebed all fittings and penetrations.
Dek king is more flexible than teak so i had to spotface all attachment points. I used teflon / kevlar gaskets for all attachments with buttl on all threads. No leaks
. All gaskets were slightly undersized to avoid gasket
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