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Teak Deck - Finish It or NOT?

go to the Tayana Owners Group Site (TOG) http://tognews.com/ This website has just re-started, so the posting is still sparse as other TOG members migrate in from Sailnet and SailJazz.

Go to "projects", then click on "FTP site", then "Teak_Decks_Teak_Oil" ...this will give you a good method and formulas of teak deck dressings that seem to do very well in long-term protecting the deck. Of course you MUST do a trial to test the compatibility of any dressing versus the caulking - so you dont wind up with a gooey disaster.
For recaulkking, most folks are switching from a 2-part caulk towards a single part oxime cure caulk from TDS Teak Decking Systems (Available from JamestownDistibutors.com)

BTW you probably should ''sign-in'' & join the TOG group. Its a very active owners group. This site is just getting started, dont judge the site by the current lack of posts. The FTP site (Projects & Pubs.) is an accumulation of about 15-20 years of various projects on Tayanas - its still incomplete as they still have a lot to ''migrate'' from the Sailnet FTP site.
You might also want to join the Tayana Discussion Group at SaillJazz - this is an email discussion group. www.sailjazz.net.

Congrats on your new Ty37. Hope this helps.

RichH Ty37 #423 ''Aquila''
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