I've been wondering what to do with the teak deck
of my Cromarty 36 motorsailer
. It's a 4 cm thick sandwich construction consisting of (in this order from below to top) polyester/balsa wood/polyester/gelcoat/teak. (See pictures).
Due to wrong treatment when the deck
was young (so was I), the rubber seams between the teak
planking have come loose in several places and in some areas the wooden plugs above the screws have disappeared and the heads of the stainless steel
screws are protruding slightly above the teak
Originally, the screws go through the teak + gelcoat
+ teak and just touch the balsa wood. Hence there are no leaks
below decks anywhere, as the lower polyester layer is not perforated anywhere. The balsa wood is stil dry, I think, because the deck
is still very, very solid everywhere.
I hate to think that I would have to remove the whole teak deck
, which is still 5 mm thick in the thinnest spots.
Is there another solution? And if I leave it just like it is, what would eventually be the possible consequences?