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post #14 of Old 02-25-2013
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Re: Schoechl Sunbeam 34

i think there is always a big money risk buying a boat with teak deck...i think maybe the older najads, contests, certainly swans and baltics came with quality teak and thicker maybe 13/14 mm / 1/2 ins or 5/8 but then you're also seeing 20 yr old boats that were laid with 9mm or 3/8 and you bet after 20 years even with good care you might only have 1/8 left and then you see all the bungs popping out this point there's nothing to them and all you can do is put epoxy over the screws and pray water is not getting in there. Not a good scenerio, and most definately not recoverable. You say Europeans like their high end boats to be teak -- great when you are buying -- but down the road when they try to sell and the teak is past its lifespan, big problem
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