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post #1 of Old 02-11-2002 Thread Starter
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Teak deck Q

I have been reading a fair amount of discussion on maintaining teak on the boat.
I have never been on a boat with teak deck until a few days ago.

I am looking to buy a boat and just saw a decent Sweden 34 with teak deck. So, here are my questions.

1. All the talk about what to use and how to use does it apply to cockpit only area or decks also? The broker has said that decks should NOT be treated as they get slippery. Just gentle cleaning and may be some teak oil.

2. The wood on deck & cockpit is grey, I''d REALLY like to see it come back to the natural warm color of teak. Again, the broker said that it would be a great expense and non-lasting. Any other ideas?

3. Some of the planks seem rough while others are smooth. Perhaps too agressive a cleaning by previous owners perhaps weathering. Can anyone recommend a professional outfit/person who can give advice/estimate on fixing/replacing some of the planks.

Lots of questions, I know. Appreciate all the input.
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