I am in the process of rebuilding my sliding companionway hatch
; I let it go too far and while the wood
is still good, all the black stuff between the teak
planks needs to be replaced. so i'll strip the varnish
, clean it all out, and then rebuild
: repair wood
if necessary, sand, fill in the seams with caulk, wait to cure, sand off excess caulk, varnish
, reinstall on the boat
is already off the boat
and in the shop).
question: which brand/product should I use for the black caulk between the teak
planks? (I suppose it's the same stuff as on teak decks, and I don't need nearly as much, the hatch is roughly 3'x3').
searching for "teak and Thiokol" seems to bring to heated discussions almost as bad as those "which anchor" threads: you hear people swearing by 3M 101 or life calk or sikaflex, and just in the next thread you'd have people swearing at these same products; same goes for the methods (caulking gun, cotton, what not). what is one to choose? one part or two part? paste or self-leveling? (summers are short, I would prefer not to wait for 10 days for the thing to cure, nor can I wait till end of season.) which brand? I've read good things about teakdecking systems sis-440, but it's not polysulfide.