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Replace teak decks

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On background, have an older Pacemaker MY that is 95% fiberglass except decks which are teak over plywood. Of course these are beautiful but are a nightmare to maintain and always leak.  Some areas have become spongy and have decided to remove and replace deck but replace with new material that will provide a long lasting solution.  Looking for options and similar projects. Thank you.

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After replacing the spongy area, there are many options for the decking.  Here is a link for a cork product that is really nice, no maintenance option: 

http://hewesco.com/cnc-marine/marinedeck.html

Here is another option:  http://www.permateek.com/landing/northeastern-marine-improvements/?utm_source=BMON AdWords campaign&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=BMON AdWords (Search)

Also you could fiberglass the deck and paint a non-skid coating if you want to go that route using something like Totalboat Total Tread.

 

 

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Rick,

 

Appreciate the feedback and recommendations for the replacement on surface options but was more interested in materials for replacing the old wood underneath. I was considering marine grade plywood sealed with an epoxy?

Regards

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Marine plywood sealed with Totalboat Penetrating Epoxy is a good choice.  I would coat the entire plywood surfaces with the 1st coat thinned 25% with acetone, and a second coat straight, unthinned.

 

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Rick,

Have not yet torn into the deck but suspect the underlying wood skeleton which the plywood and teak sits on top of is also in need of replacement before the new plywood is put down.  Not sure what to expect but if these support beams/stringers are in need of replacement would the prisma premade stringers be a good option?  Thank you.

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Yes, the prisma preforms would be good for replacing beams and stringers.

 

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