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Old 12-01-2014, 12:01 AM   #21
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A lot of good information, I read everything I can get my hands about teak decks. The teak should arrive this week. I will take pictures as I go along and post them, I have the right bedding material and the right caulk and the right teak. The boat is under cover but still I need 4 days of good weather at a time to work, so who knows maybe I won,t start until spring. Thanks all
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:24 AM   #22
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A lot of good information, I read everything I can get my hands about teak decks. The teak should arrive this week. I will take pictures as I go along and post them, I have the right bedding material and the right caulk and the right teak. The boat is under cover but still I need 4 days of good weather at a time to work, so who knows maybe I won,t start until spring. Thanks all
looking forward to pictures of your project
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Old 12-01-2014, 11:32 AM   #23
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Another method to consider is West Sytems epoxy for laying teak decks.


Thinner cuts of teak are used (about 1/8"), which give much less expansion & contraction. Also easier to bend. The teak is temporarily screwed down using a washer between the strips. The screws are then removed after the epoxy has set.


Rather than the painful process of using bond breakers and caulking, an epoxy/graphite mixture is used to fill the joints, sealing the screw holes at the same time for a permanent seal.


Less teak is used (lower cost and weight) and there is virtually no chance of leaks. It lasts just as long as thicker strips which require replacing when worn down to the plug depth.


See page 41-42 here for more details of the procedure:
http://209.20.76.247/ss/assets/howto...d%20Repair.pdf
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Old 12-01-2014, 07:19 PM   #24
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That same procedure, using a good PU adhesive works very well. Not so much with epoxy. If you insist on using 1/2 in planks at least route a couple of 3/8 dovetails in the backside to help minimize movement and provide some mechanical connection.
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http://www.teakdecking.com/images/pdfs/FFE-200.pdf


This is TDS's Fitting & Fairing Epoxy. I've been using their products for 14 years with no failures.
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