Merry Christmas – and the Teak Deck projects continues

Deb, Myself, Chasity and McKinlee want to wish each and every one of you a Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Good Kwanza and Happy Holidays.   It is the time of …

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The Teak Deck Project – (Part 3)

We have been continuing on with our teak deck project.  It is a lot of work, it is not terribly hard work, it is more mentally challenging in that I …

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What to do with a Teak Deck Sailor…. (Sung like drunken sailor) – Teak Decks (Part 1)

From the day we bought this boat almost 2 years ago now, we have contemplated, thought, discussed, debated, researched, and waffled on what we would do about the teak decks. …

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Rebuilding and Refinishing a Teak Dorado box (Part 3 of 3)

In this final portion of the 3 part series on removing, rebuilding/repairing a dorade box, polishing and prepping the bronze as well as all of the reinstallation, this entry will …

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How to re-bed or bed Deck Hardware on a Boat.

The boats made in the late 70’s and early 80’s in Taiwan that had Teak decks are often referred to affectionally by their owners as “Leaky Teaky’s.”  This is due …

Cleaning the Teak Decks

We know we have work to do on our decks.  The seams are dried and need to be re-done.  More importantly, in a good rain, when I walk on it, …

Checking and Preparing the surface below the Teak Deck

I spent some time today cleaning up the section of the deck below the teak that I removed.  I tap tested the area and it all seemed solid.  The strange …

Teak Deck renewal – Exploratory visit to see what I am facing

We have a few leaks down below and I have noticed a lot of spots where the sealant between teak boards is dry and cracked and in some places has …