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Old 11-06-2010, 04:32 AM   #21
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RE: Wish this had been around when we were looking

"A well-made teak deck in good condition is no more work than a fiberglass deck."

These are usually TEAK DECKS , not a shmeer of teak stuck on top of a composite (plywood and a layer of glass).

"in my opinion teak is such a superior deck surface in terms of wet and dry traction that the small amount of extra effort it takes to keep one in good condition far outweighs having a fiberglass "non skid" deck."

Perhaps you haven't been aboard a pilot or rescue boat in Europe.

Treadmaster , is the norm , and they have the budget for most anything .
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Old 11-06-2010, 06:32 AM   #22
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RE: Wish this had been around when we were looking

I agree with Marin. My boats decks were replaced with non-skid fibreglass by the previus owner, and I'm happy about that, because they had developed the usual problem, but if I could afford to lay a glued down teak deck, I would like a shot.
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Old 11-06-2010, 12:11 PM   #23
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FF wrote:Perhaps you haven't been aboard a pilot or rescue boat in Europe.
As a matter of fact i had the privilege of being taken out on an RNLI training session on the 47'* William Street (see photo). They even let me drive it around for an hour or so in Morcambe Bay on the east coast of England.* But these boats and the way they are constructed is a far cry from the typical recreational boat with "bumpy" fiberglass or paint for deck traction.


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Old 11-07-2010, 05:26 AM   #24
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is a far cry from the typical recreational boat with "bumpy" fiberglass or paint for deck traction.

I would bet they had Treadmaster or some brand of a copy .
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Old 11-08-2010, 10:53 AM   #25
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I have no idea. It was black and not slippery. Carey (of this forum) and his wife were on the same boat with us the following year--- perhaps he remembers what the deck surface was like.
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