I recaulked a deck with TDS, I didn't replace it.Does anybody have any direct experience with replacing a teak deck with Teak Decking Systems product ? Looking for input on quality, ease of overall process, cost etc Reference case would be a 42 foot CR type boat and would be a complete replacement
No. I think knowing how much time was into that may have made me suicidal somewhere around the halfway point.Thanks, interesting effort. I think my decks are past being able to recaulk, which might be a good thing trolling through your postings on your project. Did you track total hours by any chance ?
+10 on what crashdog says. My toerail looked fine ... until I pulled a bolt and discovered the bolt holes were severely corroded. Yours probably are too, being in Bermuda it might be difficult to (affordably) source new Al toe rails, which initially was my plan, but I couldn't find any toerail that matched the bolt hole pattern of the old ones ... then I pulled the decks off and discovered that mounting a new Al toerail would require more work than making my own. Can't use a snatch block on my teak toerails, but since I singlehand I don't feel safe using the asym so I'm selling it. Haven't had a chance to try my new drifter offshore yet, but if I find it requires snatch blocks I'll mount conveniently-located U-bolts for them.Another detail - the boat had that horrid alu toerail, You know, the old slotted black one.
Suicide By Teak Deck - hahaha! My neighbors are currently chiseling off their teak decks - they put the teak on themselves with (drumroll) 5200. I just love other people's problems. I didn't specifically keep track of time but estimated it few years ago - about 2500 hours. Which is a meaningless number for you/most people since I can't resist doing outstanding work and did not replace the teak; those hours include research, prepping the deck for paint, making my own (teak) toerails, stanchion bases, rebuilding the windlass locker doors, etc.No. I think knowing how much time was into that may have made me suicidal somewhere around the halfway point.Thanks, interesting effort. I think my decks are past being able to recaulk, which might be a good thing trolling through your postings on your project. Did you track total hours by any chance ?