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Location: Campbell River, British Columbia
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Ok, here's the story:
To start, I have a very good buddy that's accustomed to commercial fish boats only. He's sold his current vessel and migrating his way into pleasure type vessels and wants to get a yachtieee type trawler (I know it's not a sailboat but so be it). I have my opinion on older teak decks and I let him know that I would personally stay away from them and I explained in great detail why. He's getting information from a surveyor we both know and a few others that are encouraging him to be very very careful in this area, but others are saying it shouldn't be a problem so he's both worried and a little confused by the various opinions. Almost all the vessels he's interested in have teak decks and are from the 80s in the under $100,000 range.
I'm heading down to the Seattle area on April 3rd with him to view/pre-survey some boats. So I told him I would post here and get some opinions so we have a little extra knowledge under our belt.
So, I would like to see if I can get some information on this subject so I can share these opinions with him. I would particularly like to hear from those that have pulled the teak and re-done the deck without replacing the core, but obviously all info is greatly appreciated. By the way, the one particular boat he's interested in has plywood core.
Thanks in advance...Steve
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Last edited by Bilgewater; 03-22-2012 at 10:33 PM.