Originally Posted by Sailorbob8599
Sorry about that, I guess I missed it in #2 post. I presume the teak grid in this last post of yours is the original grid? Why are you replacing it? It looks ok in the picture. Why do you say its coming to the end of its life? Teak can last forever if cared for. Did you know teak decking can still be seen on the Bismark and the Titanic? Maybe not in pristine condition, but it's still there all the same.
Personally, I don't know how anyone could believe a plastic grid will ever come close to looking as good as Teak.
No problem. The decision to not rebuild
the teak deck
was made due to the fact that every single
piece of overlapping teak that make up the grating on it would have to be replaced. This is something that I'd need a complete wood shot to do. I don't have one available to me or is there one on the island of Anguilla
. I had a shop on St. Maarten quote me a price
of $4,600. to complete the work of making the dozens of 3/8" bi-directional interlocking teak strips that make up the teak grid, and I'd still be the one having to put them all together and doing the rebuild
. Now I can't say for everyone on this board but for me, that's a lot of money
for the materials to do a platform repair, so this is where my decision was made to build a new one.