Looked at the fake teak decking at LIBS & am thinking of doing swim platform & rear cockpit on new boat with it. Anyone used it or know anything about it ? does it last or peel off, fade ect, any info would be welcome................Nat
if done right, it would take a nuclear explosion to get the stuff off. It is impervious to oil, fuel, acids etc. I stripped a starter motor on deck and got it covered in oil and black crap. The 'teak' was cleaned with a wire brush and petrol, and came up perfect...
I had it done on the last Boat on the engine hatch.
It was fantastic, not much cheaper than the real thing, but easier to keep and fit.
Place nr Itchin did it, if you can get them to turn up and quote good luck on yer, they never came to do an estimate on the new Boat, so now I have changed my mind.Can get the details if you want, Phil
And a big thanks to everyone else who replyed. I had heard it was good but your input confirms it.
Phil. Long time no hear, where have you been hiding, I have a number for their agent based in Alicante, and will pm you with it if you want.........Nat
Yeah I got there Boxing day untill 6th Jan First 3 days very cold, but warmed up ok after that. Im off Sunday for 8 days also will be out there last week in Feb come over & see new toy I managed to wangle it into Campoamor Im on C pontoon now with the big boys. Popped down to San Pedro for a social visit to the chap who owns the ice cream parlor/bar. It is a lovely marina I never realised just how big it was but it is a bit out of the way by road.
The costs in Campoamor have just gone up but not by very much My new berth
10 metres is 2092 euros a year compared to 3000 euros in Torre I have got a 10 metre berth there as well ( kept the Cranchi berth to be on the safe side) but have got someone who wants it already so no probs.
We must have a beer next time we are over at same time..........Nat
I have a Cranchi flybridge, good arn't they, we will meet up soon, San P is only 15 minutes by road from Campomar, its worth the drive, I have no idea if I can renew in may, but I'm not worried, see ye
What do you want to know? I've been applying it for 3 years to all types of boats new and old.
IMHO is a semi DIY product but needs a bit of thought to make it look like real teak in its application. I would say its longevity is solely dependant on how well its been put down and by whom?! If done right it will last the life of the boat.
Its impervious to most chemicals but definately doesn't like acetone (no nail varnish remover on deck).
If you want to talk further drop me a PM and I'll fill in any blanks.