So what can be done to maximize the lifespan of a teak deck? The obvious answer is to avoid scrubbing the decks. For a boat kept in a sunny environment, all that's needed is a regular wash with salt water. This technique also has the advantage of not stripping the natural oil out of the timber. After a few
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SANI-TRED products have saved many wooden, fiberglass and steel marine structure components that have been determined to be un-repairable with all other known marine products. SANI-TRED boat deck paint products are completely resistant to even concentrated salt brine, and will never detach, even at aedge.
Watch this video to find out the proper way to put down decking to make it last longer and hold up better.
For this reason, wood remains the number one choice for most boat, yacht, and marine decking and flooring. Thankfully, there are alternatives to teak that are not only as long lasting and durable, but are sustainable as well. Kebony Maple is quickly becoming an accepted and desired alternative to teak,
A boat deck may get more constant UV due to a lack of shade but that is minimized by the amount of time the boat is in the water here in New England. The decks are both wood with the difference being that a boat deck is filled with seam compound which will move and be tougher for paint to adhere to.
The decks of wooden boats do much more than provide a platform for the crew. They are an integral part of the structure and the type of covering used will affect how the loading is transferred through the beams. The covering also needs to be watertight to prevent rain water seepage which cold cause underlying structures