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post #3 of Old 01-14-2011
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If you can keep the sun off the deck, the wood is actually a fairly good insulator. If not, the yacht will be significantly hotter. Several people we know have removed their teak decking over the years because of the effect in south Florida. (I once suggested simply painting the decking white while the yacht was in Florida and then stripping the paint when they were ready to move back north but that idea went nowhere...)

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