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Old 02-05-2017, 12:38   #1
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Thoughts on fiberglassing over deck prism holes

After dealing with teak decks on my CT54 the time has come to pull the teak off the deck, check what is going on underneath and re-fiberglass deck.
Currently there are 4 glass prism lights (10x3) and I am seriously considering taking them out for many reasons.
Wondering if anyone has thoughts on how to fill the holes and possible issues I may be dealing with if I go this route?
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Re: Thoughts on fiberglassing over deck prism holes

That might be a shame, they do add a lot of light below. Suggest you sell them if you remove because someone will have them off you.

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Re: Thoughts on fiberglassing over deck prism holes

jackiepitts:

We had deck prisms, and I loved them. But, what if you wait to decide until you find out how bad the plywood under your teak is? Imo, that will decide how drastic a job you have ahead of you once the teak is off, and may affect the way the ultimate repair is made. If you just want to ditch them, sell them like Pete said, and if your plywood there is sound, just epoxy in some equivalent ply, sized to a tight fit, and glass over all, as you've decided.

Some people try and save the teak, either for sale, or to re-lay, without fasteners.

Good luck, it's a huge project.

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Old 02-05-2017, 20:37   #4
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Re: Thoughts on fiberglassing over deck prism holes

ill buy the prisms, pm me.

huge job ahead of you, and likely some rot in the sub ply to be replaced also. no need to over-think filling the prism cut-outs, youll be an expert by the time you get to that.

very salty boat, with enough room below to throw a frisbee. best of luck to you...
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Re: Thoughts on fiberglassing over deck prism holes

Thanks for the wise advise. Yes much unknown about what we will find once we pull the decks so maybe wise to just slow down and not overthink at this point.
Just keeping our fingers crossed we do not have much rot.
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