Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Merenkuiske » Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:54 am

Martin

Thanks a lot for advice. I'll have to reconsider of what to do with the slats.
I've also been considering of cutting off the edges of the slats to get the seam
material thicker. I just don't know how to do the cutting, teak is so sandy wood
that special tools are needed in doing that.

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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Tentation » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:17 am

I have also considered cutting of the edge of the slats.
Once it is done, I'll put some plastic tape in the gap to avoid the caulking reaching to the deck.
I am using a vibrating multi-tools to cut off the edge and sanding the side. Though I am just working on part of the deck between the hatch and the anchor locker.

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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Merenkuiske » Fri Feb 21, 2014 9:09 am

Hi gents

I got some advice from Scandinavian Teac Dec ( http://www.stdeck.fi they make decks to Swans and Baltics). Here is my translation of that information;

The slats can be glued by epoxy or Sikaflex 298i FC. Sika is easier if you want to do smaller parts at a time. When you use Sika you need to do priming; clean the deck by some alcohol or similar then prime slats and deck by Sika 290 DC Primer. Do the seaming by Sikaflex 290 DC but seems need priming as well by Sika 290 DC.

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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Antti_DD » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:59 pm

Hi Jarmo,

I guess that you have already read this excellent topic about Martijn's teak deck refit. However, I would like to point out, just in case, that Sikaflex or similar products may not be compatible with the original HR teak decks, where a silicone based caulking was used originally. I am not sure how difficult it is to remove all the silicone from the teak before re-caulking with Sikaflex, but I think that extra attention should be devoted to this issue. Scandinavian Teak Deck or other companies doing teak deck refits may not be familiar with this speciality of the HR teak decks.

In this another thread, there is info about an alternative silicone sealant for the rather pricey sealant, that HR sells: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=163
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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Merenkuiske » Mon Feb 24, 2014 7:40 pm

Hi Antti & co.

I'm very well aware of this silicone thing but thanks of taking care. At the moment I've removed most of the silicone chemically and mechanically. Chemically by xylene (xylene-wet towels on deck for an our) and mechanically by sanding. I'm also considering to do epoxy priming like Martin. Btw. It is a little bit difficult to find the last white spots of silicone on white deck :? Xylene is harmful for lungs and gives headache, so be certain to have good ventilation if one is going to try this. I used to put the xylene-towels on deck and drive home immediately.

Btw. Is anyone of you readers coming to Stockholm boat show. I'll be there on Sat. 8.3. Im travelling with people from Turun Pursiseura (Turku Sailing Club). See you there I hope.

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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Antti_DD » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:02 pm

Ok, thanks for the info Jarmo! That sounds a good method to me.

Unfortunately, I cannot be attending Allt för Sjön -boat show in Stockholm. Maybe some of the forum's Swedish members would be coming to the boat show? Btw. I see that you are travelling with my home town sailing club :)
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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Merenkuiske » Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:20 pm

Yes Antti, it was very nice of them to take people outside of their own club.
Everything is organized, just to jump in.

Pity that you can't come. I've tried to find out if there are HR's in the show but haven't found anything for sure.
Any rumors?
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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Antti_DD » Wed Feb 26, 2014 7:41 pm

I checked the website and could not easily find info about the boats that are participating the show. However, the HR's own website doesn't list Stockholm Boat Show, so it might be so, that they are not participating this year :(
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Re: Teak deck rebuild/refit completed

Postby Merenkuiske » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:49 am

Hi folks
Now I've made a decision to cut off the edges of the slats. I tried this yesterday and it can be easily done with a circular saw (with table and limiter). Hope this makes the caulking fasten better. I've also decided not to sand the top surfaces until slats are glued again. We'll see.
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