Keeping it shipshape

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  1. Jun 25, 2018 #1

    PalmRoyale

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    I did this restoration years ago. The Teak deck and the base deck underneath were completely gone. I first had to rebuild the base deck with 3mm thick sheets of plywood. A boat has a lot of curves across the width and along the length so I needed thin sheets for this. It's basically a laminated base deck with a total thickness of 15mm. The rest was easy sailing and just a matter of making all the Teak parts fit together neatly. The Teak planks are glued on the base deck with sikaflex Teak deck adhesive and there's always some squeeze out. Once the adhesive was fully cured I had to remove all the squeeze out from all the seams. Then I had to sand every seam by hand for the next step, applying the primer. This is an important step to make sure the seam caulk properly adheres. If you don't prime the seams and the caulk comes loose there's no warranty. And believe me, Sika knows when you haven't applied primer. Applying the seam caulk is a tedious job but luckily I had an air powered caulk gun. The seam caulk takes a week to fully cure and than it's a matter of sanding the deck. I used a large belt sander with a 40 grit belt to remove the excess caulk followed by a 80 grit belt and I finished the deck with the Festool Rotex and a 120 grit sanding pad. The entire restoration took me 2 months.

    The pictures are in random order. https://imgur.com/a/taOCllg
     
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    You should really start a blog or have a main thread for yourself. That way, all of your posts are easy to navigate.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2018 #3

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    caulk? I would have used sealant...

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    Sorry -- 'caulk' vs 'sealant' always gets a raised eyebrow or chuckle in the building envelope world. Geeze, Sika is everywhere!

    Your work is pretty dang amazing. The amount of manhours needed is incredible, while maintaining a high level of workmanship. I cannot imagine having that level of patience, let alone that workmanship ability. I really enjoy looking at your threads.
     
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    These pictures are so awesome! I'd cant even begin to imagine the amount of work that goes into that.

    I kind of imagine a team of these things swarming over a boat, miraculously fixing it up, hissing whenever you get too close...

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  5. Jun 26, 2018 #5

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    That's the one thing where a lot of people go wrong, they want to go to fast and that's when they screw up a Teak deck. You have to be patient and methodical, there's no rushing it.
     
  6. Jun 28, 2018 #6

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    Right? I think that every time he posts. I love the photos and the story to go with them.
     
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    I'm not doing a blog, too much work. If one of the mods can change the title of this thread I will make it the main thread. I'll leave the title up to the mods.
     
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    what would you like the title to be?
     
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    Surprise me :D
     
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    so much Pier Pressure
     
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    Love the title :D
     
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    First pics look like a sailing craft. If so what kind of rig is it?

    Nice work
     
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    That was years ago. Can't really remember what the make was but you're right, it's a sail boat.
     
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    I could only see one area for a mast, so it was most likely a sloop with one large mainsail and headsail. Sailboats like this can carry jibs, genoa, and spinnaker's as the headsail.

    Teak decks are really nice on sailboats. Sure this craft looked awesome all fitted out.
     
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    Those exposed curved cabin and deck beams when covered give the craft a no straight line surface deck. Sleek and good for water run off.
     
  18. Dec 26, 2018 #18

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    The start of a new interior.
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