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I'll take Treadmaster or Dec-o-lay or even sand mixed in Awlgrip, thanks. As I said, I love the look of teak decks, but the caulking and filling and sanding and varnishing and the ten thousand screws in my deck just don't appeal much. Nor, it must be said, does having all that weight topside, a weight only increased by the insulation and headliner necessary to stave off the amount of heat a teak deck can absorb in the tropics. Finally, the through-bolts for deck gear have to be longer and thus have more leverage as they traverse several layers of dissimilar materials (mounting pad, teak deck, fibreglass structural deck, core material, inner FG skin) to whatever kind of backing plate is going to be under the deck but over the insulation, the furring strips and the headliner.
Re: the young teak. This implies that the teak pieces would be smaller or shorter, meaning more scarfing together, more drilling and screwing and plugging and more potential points of failure. Why not screw a jigsaw puzzle of Starboard into your deck instead?
I approve of plastic scrimshaw, on the other hand. (grin)