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Teak is definitly a hardwood
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Teak is definitly a hardwood
Dissagree. Very, very soft (and dangerous, by the way).

I work with it a lot. You can whittle it with a knife. You can press down hard and leave a fingernail inprint in it when raw. Now, as it ages it gets harder (most woods do). But compared to mahog, it is soft. I am not saying it is as soft as pine, but close. Mahgonny, on the other hand, is at least as tough as oak and maybe tougher.

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Have a look at Afromosia, it's what Hatteras uses on all of their bulkheads and counters, and call it teak interior.
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Poop,
It's not one of those, a bit lighter than the Luan.
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Don't know myself...always thought it was teak.
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Most everything is teak but the 2" stripping appears to be some other species. It could be some variation of teak though.
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Tuff teak

You re correct Poopydeck, had to replace 1" x 4" toerail on my morgan 43 , had to bend it. Believe me teak is anything but soft. Old weathered ,dried up, cheap teak might be a cork impersonator though. Worked with mahogany on my house stairs , flexible stuff but hard also but not Teak Tuff SB50
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Cd, I just went out in the shop, I have Burmese Teak, Honduras Mahogany, Red Oak and American Walnut.

I did the finger nail test ( just to see if I was loosing my mind ) and the Teak and Mahogany and Am Walnut are very close in hardness the red oak being the softest of the bunch

I too have worked with Hardwoods for awhile myself and I going to have to disagree ( most respectfully ) with ya.
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I found my copy of the Tayana 42 brochure and it says "teak and spruce below deck".
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