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Old 05-11-2019, 04:19 PM   #21
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Newer boats are now “glueing down” the teak decks. No screws penetrate the deck at all. You can have a beautiful deck that looks and feels great underfoot and no leak issues.
This new system seems to be working really well��
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:37 AM   #22
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I have been looking at a couple of trawler boats that have teak decks...one I was very interested in but was reluctant to place an offer because of the decks and the fact that it still has the original fuel tanks. I am concerned that the decks leak or will and lead to the demise of the tanks. I was wondering what others think about my reluctance and their experience and/or advice on the subject of teak decking and the million screws holding them down. Am I overreacting? Do I have a legit concern? The boat is a 36ft Albin. Thanks cliff
We own a 36 Albin, also with Teak flooring, previous owners applied a boat flooring paint to the teak due to all those screw holes you refer to and felt it was best solution in preventing future water damage below. So far it’s holding up well and we plan to reapply this summer.
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I dont have a trawler, but I have a groverbuilt 26 that has many of the same attributes as a lot of trawlers. (Slow, Lehman diesel, great lines, and, yes teak decks)

I have had the boat for 8 years and no problems with the deck. I assume that I’ll have to replace sometime in the next 4-10 years. In prep for that I decided to build a teak deck of my 12 foot dinghy. Instead of the screw in deck, I tried the west system “screwless” deck. Came out great and even after 2 years of hard abuse, looks like new

I am not a carpenter, but in summary, it is not bad at all to build them. (Not recaulk etc...). Just FYI, great qualities of a teak deck, but no screw holes.

Was not sure about it, but I’m a convert now
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I do t have a trawler, but I have a groverbuilt 26 that has many of the same attributes as a lot of trawlers. (Slow, Lehman diesel, great lines, and, yes teak decks)

I have had the boat for 8 years and no problems with the deck. I assume that I’ll have to replace sometime in the next 4-10 years. In prep for that I decided to build a teak deck of my 12 foot dinghy. Instead of the screw in deck, I tried the west system “screwless” deck. Came out great and even after 2 years of hard abuse, looks like new

I am not a carpenter, but in summary, it is not bad at all to build them. (Not recaulk etc...). Just FYI, great qualities of a teak deck, but no screw holes.

Was not sure about it, but I’m a convert now
You may not be a “carpenter” but you are a talented individual. Nice work!
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You may not be a “carpenter” but you are a talented individual. Nice work!
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