Looks good, and fun - all I need is a boat, unfortunately her who will be obeyed has also banned me from sharp objects following a recent finger tip outage. Has it helped at all with sound deadening of the engine?
Graham, had a look at Tek Dek at the Soton Show and I have to say I was more impressed by a rival product called Flex Tek (or something like that) which I could'nt distinguish from real teak. Did you take a look at this other stuff and why did you go for Tek Dek?
One tiny bit of info re Fairline construction, for future ref. For the socket in the floor for the table leg, the screws are in fact set-screws going into a plate of tapping grade aluminium fibregalssed into the floor underside. So there are no nuts. Therefore you can unscrew the socket and put the teak under it, then refit the table socket so it's sitting on top of the teak, if you want. You might need 5mm longer screws, though we didn't there was enuf spare length.
Further update. It doesn't show from these photos, but it is possible to get results 'better' than what Tek Dek are showing at the boatshow. My own cack-handedness with the caulking gun meant that the Sikaflex ended up in places it wasn't meant to. In cleaning up and sanding down, I ended up with a finish somewhat smoother than standard, and the smeared caulking has added some colour variation and simulates a bit of grime. End result is decking that looks nearly new but lived in rather than immaculate and artificial (Matts - I apologise in advance to those whose boats are immaculate and real, but we can't all afford a deck-scrubbing-wallah).
Got the details here. Its called Flexiteek and is marketed by Golden Arrow Marine on 02380 710371. I got a sample of both this product and TekDek and the Flexiteek sample is a slightly lighter shade and the grooves in the base are less pronounced. Golden Arrow say TekDek copied them but they would say that, I suppose; TekDek say their product is better as it sticks better because of the deeper grooves. Prices quoted at the Show were Flexiteek at about £80/sq.m compared to £66/sq.m for TekDek
Golden Arrow also say they'll come to your boat, make templates and come with ready made sheets of the stuff to stick down which obviously saves laying time
Pays your money, takes your choice, I suppose
Well, it's the same colour all the way through, so sanding it doesn't affect it. It also helps keep the 'grain', since the stuff shreds a bit like a cheese string (anyone without kids, please disregard this analogy).
They claim it's UV stabilised, so should stay the same colour. The surface texture is so grippy, it's unreal, and does not seem to be affected by wet. I tried posting a small sample to the board, but it got stuck in my floppy drive.