If done correctly, you can get good life out of teak veneer.
1. template out the existing sole.
2. buy 1/4" teak laminate in 4*8' sheets
3. cut to size and shape with a fine tooth NEW blade (circular / jig saw)
4. rough sand the underside with 80 grit
5. apply your sealer of choice (i prefer to shoot compression
varnish) based on desired finish (mat / semi / high) and durability (bar top epoxy
is BULLET PROOF but will yellow a bit over time)
6. sand the existing sole with 80 grit
7. evenly and generously pour epoxy
and lay down the new veneer to the existing veneer and apply even and consistent weight (tack or screw down wherever you can without leaving visible nail / screw heads)
8. wait 24 hours to fully cure.
Very fast and affordable.
The alternative is to install new teak and holly which is what I just finished. With resawing, 1/2" teak and white maple (holly isnt available in longer than 4' lengths) materials in 12' lengths will cost you about 5/4 $1100. If you dont have the equipment
/ skills to re-saw, plan on another $1000 to have it resawn, planned and drum sanded for you (i stop at 120 grit as i want a bit of natural non-skid.
Because I needed access to my bilge
to install fuel
and a 2nd water
tank, I choose to remove the original sole but I would not consider this necessary.
I cut to length and shape, pen-epoxied 5 sides and installed. I will be finish sanding
most the the existing mahogany and shooting all of the wood with 2 coats of compression varnish
and 4 coats on the sole.
I would rate this effort a 6.5 out of 10 and requiring a patience level of 9 out of 10 because you dont cut corners or rush when your materials are $30 per board foot.