Aft Deck Restoration

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Aft Deck Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:14 am

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration Plan

Postby honestcharlie56 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:30 am

man, that Teak Decking System website shows an incredibly impressive portfolio. If that is in fact all work that they have completed. Are you planning on doing any fishing out of this boat? Only reason I ask is if I were redoing my floor like you are I'd be changing a few things around.
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration Plan

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration Plan

Postby honestcharlie56 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:03 am

Oh I'll be following this one closely. As you can imagine, my submarine cough Marinette 32, has a ruined interior floor. My bow pulpit is also in poor shape but my cockpit floor has been glassed in. Really not a half bad job, I had to actually google these boats to see if they were factory glassed in. Anyway, I've really been kicking around the idea of teak flooring. I really can't wait to see pictures as you go!
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration Plan

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby javalin390 » Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:17 pm

Going with Al for the rear deck is the only way to go. The previous owner of mine made the investment, and I'm so glad they did. It was then covered in indoor/outdoor carpet. Have to replace the carpet every few years, but not the deck itself !
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby Busia » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:21 pm

Yes on the aluminum, teak over it if you want the authentic look and the maintenance. Just leave it bare aluminum if you want a low maintenance aluminum boat. But do not, do not, do not, weld the deck down! First reason is you would be welding right over the gas tanks, second the deck would probably warp, third you want to be able to pull the deck up if you have to. Just screw it down with counter sunk stainless screws. Fast and easy and easy to remove. You haven't said anything about them, but you will have to make new hatch covers. I used aluminum with angle welded to the back for strength. Seems to work just fine. Good luck with your project, --Ed
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:33 pm

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby Busia » Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:22 pm

The only way I would weld the deck would be to have the fuel tanks out and at least 100 feet away, or to fill them and all piping full of water. You want to be able to pull the tanks. I think the only way to go is counter sunk screws. Have one drill with the right size sharp drill bit, another drill with the countersink. If you want a accurate job, find a countersink that is adjustable with a stop. Also be warned that there are different angles of countersinks. Drill, countersink, lift the deck and de-burr, vacuum and then just screw it down. You will be glad to save time and money and to be able to remove the deck if you put it down with screws. Be warned, our boats are made with nice lines so everything has curves. You will find that the hull has tumble home, or that the sides of the hull curve in which makes the deck wider than the distance between the gunnels. Make the deck in two pieces and it will drop right in. I made mine in one wide piece, so it is a fight to get it in and out. Can be done, but it is a lot harder. Good luck with your project, --Ed
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1:1 Borg Warner velvet drive transmissions
Closed cooling (antifreeze in the engine)
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby jralbert » Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:35 pm

Two things: agree with Busia that screwing down the decking is much, much preferable than permanently affixing it by welding. It's something you want the option to more easily remove if and when. Second: teak is gorgeous and very rich looking. But it requires a huge investment in time annually unless you want to let it just go "natural" and perhaps just scrub it with soap. I would strongly urge you take a look at something like Plasteak which looks good and is super easy to maintain. I did very little upkeep on the bow pulpit where I replaced the original teak with Plasteak. It was easy to work with and is probably still on the boat with the present owner. I think it still comes in interlocking planks so it looks much like the real thing.
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