View Poll Results: Teak or not?
I love teak. Want it on my boat. Yes Yes Yes 11 18.97%
I lean toward teak but not having it wouldn't make me not buy 12 20.69%
I'm completely neutral on teak. Can take it or leave it. I'm the Switzerland of Teak Opinion 4 6.90%
I lean away from teak but just because a boat has it doesn't mean I won't buy it. 16 27.59%
I hate teak. Never ever ever ever want a boat with it. No No No 15 25.86%
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:01 PM   #1
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Whether to teak or not. That is the question.

Wifey B:

On the list of requirements thread I see so much negative toward teak and have seen in other threads so polling to get the pulse of the constituency.
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Old 02-15-2016, 01:59 PM   #2
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Interior yes; exterior no
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Ditto on no exterior wood.

It belongs in the interior.

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After having 50ft teak decks on our last sailboat we wanted no exterior teak. Unfortunately we found a trawler that was perfect in every way, except she had teak decks. So we're still caring for teak decks....

But it is much easier to maintain the trawlers deck without all the hardware the sailboat has getting in the way.
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Old 02-15-2016, 02:45 PM   #5
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Ditto on no exterior wood.

It belongs in the interior.
Interior only..
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Old 02-15-2016, 03:17 PM   #6
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interior only and not too much of that.
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teak as an enhancement both in and out.
out; on the cap rail and as a deck edge 'racing stripe'
in; teak and holly flooring and teak on some (not all) bulkheads and cabinetry.
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Teak in. Stainless and gel coat out.
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I wouldn't want exterior brightwork, but natural teak decks are nice to have.
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Old 02-15-2016, 04:13 PM   #10
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Wifey: Darn, I should have noted exterior....that's where the maintenance is. Honestly, we don't find it's that much to maintain though.
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Ms. WB. Teak decks (glued NOT screwed) for sure. GREAT non skid. Looks marvelous. Not hard to maintain if done regularly. Ditch the exterior trim for sure but deck the deck in teak.
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Old 02-15-2016, 05:04 PM   #12
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If we were still in Alaska I'd say no outside wood.

But here in Washington w covered moorage I like it.
But not decks. It's too yachty anyway.
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Teak decks are great for bare feet. Unlike the covered side decks and cockpit my foredeck is painted non slip,in summer it gets too hot to walk on.
But I could do without the teak cappings, a PITA to maintain.
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Interior yes; exterior no
It doesn't mean we don't have some though (exterior). Every boats a compromise.
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This is how I take care of exterior teak.

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Teak for me. It makes all the difference. Not that much work to maintain really. I'm doing some more today.. and the next ... and the next.

I'm surprised the No No No are in the lead at present. Those folks probably like hospitals as well - they are also full of boring acres of unadorned white finish and miles of SS. Very sterile.
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Be careful....what can be said about people who love teak can fill volumes written by highly experienced boaters too.....
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Personally, I think teak and wood in general should be respected. That means keeping it inside out of the elements.

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Personally, I think teak and wood in general should be respected. That means keeping it inside out of the elements.


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Wifey B: It grew up in the elements....
It's not growing any more; it's dead. Have more respect for the departed.


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