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Old 01-01-2018, 11:33 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by CarlinLA View Post
Hello Aquabelle...

Yes, I had to deepen several linear feet of the grooves - which is not that much. I used a razor knife along each side of the groove and then used the (sharp) caulk removal tool to carve out the wood.

While ugly and porous, Satori's decks were in decent condition. Did not have to replace any bungs - but I have them in stock and would happily replace any that did need replacing.

SEMCO was a reference from another thread here on the forum. I understand that using the sealer make the deck more slippery. I used the sealer to somewhat preserve the fresh look of the recently sanded surface - the amount of work to get those decks in good shape warranted using "something" to preserve the effort. So even though it is more slippery, I can live with the trade-off in exchange for a longer life of the beautiful finished surface.

Beyond preserving the look - I just have a fundamental belief that any wood exposed to the elements deserves some protection - sealer seemed the minimumally invasive product to that end.

Does SEMCO make the wood more impervious? Perhaps - but to me, the half inch thick wood is plenty impervious on its own.

I'm liking that SEMCO so much I'm going to go ahead and use it on all the other wood that needs to be refinished.

Carl,what a pleasure it is to see the work youíve done on the SATORI. She is definitely in good hands. Iím in a slip in Pittsburg just down the way from where Jim had her berthed . Nice work being done!
I bought a different Trawler with teak on the walk around deck only. I am seeing some loose boards and I am wondering if anyone here can tell me if the tapered bungs work better than non tapered ?
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:13 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Robvald View Post
Carl,what a pleasure it is to see the work youíve done on the SATORI. She is definitely in good hands.
Actually not so much... she was a beauty and I enjoyed her very much but sold her in September 2016... she may have been sold again since then.

Turned out she was too much boat for me. I have since then purchased a 2007 Catalina 250 sailboat.

I havent been on this forum since the sale so this is a good opportunity to say thanks for all the comraderie, and who knows, maybe someday I'll switch back to a trawler again.


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Old 01-01-2018, 12:26 PM   #63
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Coelan for sealing teak decks?
COELAN Boat Coating

I know someone who used it and liked it.
Bridges cracks in the decking. Assumption is it seals the teak boards together in a matrix of clear goo. So after your done your repairs seal the deck.
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