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Old 09-30-2015, 09:05 AM   #1
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Another teak deck question

Ok, on a previous thread we've established that it'a bad idea to simply glass over the existing teak. So next step is to remove it.

But once removed, it looks like the next step would be to address the wet core (pretty sure mine is wet to the bone in some areas at the very least). Really not sure I want to remove the glass skin to replace the core. That is a Pandora's box I just don't want to open.

Why couldn't I simply glass over the skin and leave the wet core there? Or, as I have seen somewhere, lay a layer of ply or foam core and glass over that?
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Mr. F. I seem to recall that your approach has been suggested before and IF one applies an impermeable layer atop a new substrate (ply or foam board of some type) is acceptable. I wait to be corrected on my potentially faulty memory...
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Ok, on a previous thread we've established that it'a bad idea to simply glass over the existing teak. So next step is to remove it.

But once removed, it looks like the next step would be to address the wet core (pretty sure mine is wet to the bone in some areas at the very least). Really not sure I want to remove the glass skin to replace the core. That is a Pandora's box I just don't want to open.

Why couldn't I simply glass over the skin and leave the wet core there? Or, as I have seen somewhere, lay a layer of ply or foam core and glass over that?
kind of like sprinkling sand over a pile of dog crap hoping that if someone steps in it it will be fine.. do you normally paint over rotten wood to make it look better?

either do a proper fix or pass the boat on to someone who can.. but keep in mind it may be a huge task to fix it.

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either do a proper fix or pass the boat on to someone who can..

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Wow, that's a rather harsh and uncalled for comment. Just trying to understand why I have to do things so I can do the best possible job given the time and budget I have.
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If the core is wet the rot will spread and further decrease the structural integrity of the deck.
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Are you in an area where the wet core could freeze ?
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Are you in an area where the wet core could freeze ?
Yep. Montreal, Canada.
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If the core is wet the rot will spread and further decrease the structural integrity of the deck.
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Are you in an area where the wet core could freeze ?
Two very good reasons to repair the core IMHO. Just saying.

Ask Scott on Sealife what happens when wet wood under fiber glass freezes.
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Mr. F. Hmmm...seems that getting rid of the rotted wet wood is strongly recommended. So, rip up old teak. Drill 3" or 4" holes in top layer of deck with a hole saw appropriately spaced. Scoop out/remove as much wood as possible. Dry. Maybe use THIS product? www.transomrepair.net - The Home of Seacast™
Then patch your 3"/ 4" holes and re-glass. ????
Just trying to think outside of the box...
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If the core is wet and rotten can the deck skin be saved and seperated from the rotten core or is it easier just to re-glass new skin on new core ? I've never seen this but was just wondering .
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If the core is wet and rotten can the deck skin be saved and seperated from the rotten core or is it easier just to re-glass new skin on new core ? I've never seen this but was just wondering .
Yes, I have seen it done on a number of boats.
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