Re: Re-caulking a teak deck..?
My Father-in-law and I recently finished re-doing the teak deck on our Cheoy Lee Offshore 31, which is a glass boat. It has a Teak deck, with fiberglass over that, with the teak strip decking on top of that. wierd yes.. but its an odd duck. Our deck was in similar condition to yours it sounds like, and we didnt want to tear it off either. some of the strips were fairly weathered, but we decided to leave them all. we hogged out all of the caulking with a Fein Multi-Master. There is a specific attachment for them that is purpose made. Very handy. then cleaned up the grooves with a Dremel to get them clean. We replaced all of the screws (980 of them) and re-plugged. We gooped it all up and sanded it down. this worked out pretty good, because we got the deck down to flat, got rid of the excess goop, and didnt have to tape every single piece of teak! It worked out really well. I cant recall the goop we used, but it was made in such a way that it would stick to itself and seal even if it had allready dried in that spot, great for going back and fixing voids. When I find out what we used Ill put it up here.
This while process took about 5 months of evenings and weekends, and the end result is pretty darn good.
Can't wait to use it.
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