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Old 05-11-2011, 11:43 AM   #1
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Getting rid of the wood

I have a couple of friends who have removed the teak railings from there boat and replaced it with* UHMW, Starboard*or other forms of plastic.

Or do you like the look or the work of sanding and varnishing?

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Old 05-11-2011, 12:02 PM   #2
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RE: Getting rid of the wood

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I have a couple of friends who have removed the teak railings from there boat and replaced it with* UHMW, Starboard*or other forms of plastic.

Or do you like the look or the work of sanding and varnishing?

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Are the plastic replacements available already shaped or does the boat owner do that?*

I'm not sure how my little Craftsman router table will handle all that plastic.

I ask because I'd rather replace than sand and paint the damn wood.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:14 PM   #3
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RE: Getting rid of the wood

I*bought a large sheet 8'X 10' of 3/4 in. Cut it into strips with a table saw.

A friend of mine did the same. He*first cut it into two large L shaped pieces with a jig saw and used a router to round over the edges. They fit across the rear corners with only one seem. The stuff comes in UV stable colors.He chose blue to match his trim paint.

You never have to mess with it again the surface is even pebbled to make it non slip.

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Old 05-11-2011, 02:18 PM   #4
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Wood belongs exclusively to the interior.
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Old 05-11-2011, 02:29 PM   #5
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RE: Getting rid of the wood

Roger Roger.

That is my boat. I even used my own wood. We cut down a nice big birch and milled the molding*using a*table saw and a router table for all the trim work.

No wood outside the door,

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:24 PM   #6
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I ask because I'd rather replace than sand and paint the damn wood.
******** Balt, If the rails are teak, strip them down once and don't refinsh them.

******** Once and while clean em up with water and a Scotchbrite Pad.

*********Thats about as maintenance free as they get.

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Old 05-11-2011, 03:26 PM   #7
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******** Mark,* Impressive woodwork on your Coot!* Will be a great source of pride!

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******** Balt, If the rails are teak, strip them down once and don't refinsh them.

******** Once and while clean em up with water and a Scotchbrite Pad.

*********Thats about as maintenance free as they get.

******** JohnP

Been varnishing/Cetoling the stuff for years. Your comment on stripping and letting them go au naturel has a certain amount of appeal. May seriously consider it next time the cap rails need to be stripped and refinished. On the other hand, I am like a crow: I like shiny things (as well as "boat projects" to keep me busy). I may be a bit of a masochist but, then, aren't most of us boat owners. Beat me with another $thousand PLEASE.
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RE: Getting rid of the wood

I am having a hard time picturing plastic or starboard handrails. Do you have some pictures?? I kind of wish my Monk had lest exterior teak...but then I note how pretty she looks and well....then I like the teak! Even my mast is teak!
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:08 PM   #10
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Wood belongs exclusively to the interior.
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Come on Mark! What's wrong with a little exterior wood?
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Old 05-11-2011, 04:43 PM   #11
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*Been there and done that.


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******** Balt, If the rails are teak, strip them down once and don't refinsh them.

******** Once and while clean em up with water and a Scotchbrite Pad.

*********Thats about as maintenance free as they get.

******** JohnP

Been varnishing/Cetoling the stuff for years. Your comment on stripping and letting them go au naturel has a certain amount of appeal. May seriously consider it next time the cap rails need to be stripped and refinished. On the other hand, I am like a crow: I like shiny things (as well as "boat projects" to keep me busy). I may be a bit of a masochist but, then, aren't most of us boat owners. Beat me with another $thousand PLEASE.

*Another trick for teak, if you can manage it, is to hose it down with sea water.* It gets a very nice grey color then.* In the NW, bare teak tends to get kind of spotty from mold, which doesn't happen with the sea water treatment.
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******** Mark,* Impressive woodwork on your Coot!* Will be a great source of pride!

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*Thanks, John,* The craftsmen at Seahorse do things pretty.


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Old 05-11-2011, 06:25 PM   #14
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RE: Getting rid of the wood

I just added some wood!

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RE: Getting rid of the wood

Can you guys say "Resale value"?

OK, once your boat has depreciated right out, a change to starboard or, oh why not abs pipe? wouldn't change the value much.

Walt, how much do you think you could get for your boat with Starboard trim bits where all of that gorgeous wood is now?
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Old 05-11-2011, 11:16 PM   #16
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I don't think in terms of "resale value", rather I'm focused on "Intrinsic value" and "pride of ownership"; However I also believe that when and if that time comes in a hopefully distant future, that this focus does translate into "resale value". regardless whether it does or not, it creates real value for me. I have actually used starboard; its a good functional material = in my case at a barbeque station, but I find value in (albeit limited) use of wood.
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*Walt,* Seahorse's teak looks great do you maintain it yourself?

Did she come with those S.S. cowl vents?*** Looks awesome!* JohnP

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This thread has taken an interesting twist.* There's an earlier thread where I commented that I'm letting the varnish flake off on it's own, and I'll just go natural.* I was told that is a big mistake as trim teak is cut differently than deck teak and can't be left bare as it will quickly become all black and nasty looking. Now I'm confused!

Well finished wood is like a very beautiful woman.* Wonderful to look at.* Maybe even worth renting.* But the maintenance is just too much.

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We bought our trawler because of the teak decks, railing and trim.* They are not that hard and time consuming but you have to maintain them.* 95% of the teak decks problems is because the owner did not maintain them as they give plenty a warning and over long periods of time.* As for the vanishing its a lot better than mowing/weeding/gardening and painting a dirt house.
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Most thing that are worth having/keeping requires maintenance/up keep.*Its the teak wood that give the Eagle is appeal/character.*
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