Teak decking – Today we present a dilemma that may sound to many amateur sailors that wood is so well covered, even in modern boats: Renewing old teak deck. Teakwood boat has been used since ancient marine environments in their grip and slip characteristics in wet as well as for their aesthetic golden color when applied optimal maintenance. But remember that as teak is no longer maintained, quickly becomes gray and ugly. We remind you that in our blog we have a much more extensive on “post All they need care and maintenance teak surfaces.”
What are our options when renewing teak decking? After decades of service, it has clearly time to make a new cover, but each professional has their opinion consulted. We found “radical classicism” voting by making an identical spot cover “that will endure another 40 or 50 years.” Probably, but do it old is really expensive!
Then, visit a conscious professional who fit our budget is an important factor to us. Raises a glued cover, not nailed, with panels made in a factory as measured by deck. We also have engineer who proposes a practical solution, but perhaps less aesthetic: prefabricated panels adapted to measurements of each area of deck. Problem: they are straight strips that do not follow curvature of cover. To be straight, they can be used more splintery wood, less expensive than teak, as iroko. We should see final result, if there is a system of virtual reality to imagine it would be helpful. Finally, technology option: a cover glued synthetic faux teak decking.