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Old 02-28-2019, 02:18 AM   #10
City: Clearwater, FL
Country: United States
Vessel Name: Seas the Bay
Vessel Model: 1981 42' Hardin Europa
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 678
tn6437 and brucek,

brucek makes an excellent point. I missed the fact that you were looking for teak decks. As brucek says, that is slim pickings -- most are removing them! and, those that still have them, as you've notice, are often still there because they are neglected not cherished.

one thing you might look at is buying a trawler without the teak decks and then using one of the many synthetic glue-down systems designed to look just like teak, but not present the risks or maintenance issues.

flexiteak, patiteak, nuteak, aquamarine decks, ameriteak. there are tons of synthetic teak products to choose from. i have seen some that looked amazing and lasted. i don't remember what brands/products, so you'll want to ask around for recommendations.

but, you can get put a synthetic deck down over one that is just glass now. i don't know the process for sure. but, I bet it is just sanding off the non-skid, priming, painting, and gluing down the synthetic teak and trim.

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