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Old 27 September 2011, 17:43   #1
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Artificial teak decking, good or bad ?

I'm thinking of having artificial teak decking done, have heard good and bad about it. What's your experience, is it worth doing, what's the best type on the market ?
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Old 27 September 2011, 18:24   #2
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Boris,

My RIib has it already, I really like it and it nice to walk on and gives good grip and is very easy to keep clean. Doesn't have the "rugged 4x4 of the sea look" but if I wanted that I would have bought a different boat! On my rib there is a large rear locker that I want to have teaked to match the deck as well as the side steps each side of the engine well. I have the name of a local guy if you are interested. PM me.
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No bad stuff that I've seen - get it done by a pro unless you're very good DIY'er!
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Old 28 September 2011, 05:12   #4
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The Flexiteek website has photos of what I assume was our boat. Seven years later it looks exactly the same. It does't look like real teak, but in my opinion, it is nice.

Our Betram with real teak needs annual maintenance and still doesn't look like it did when new. I prefer the Flexiteek.
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Boris,

My RIib has it already, I really like it and it nice to walk on and gives good grip and is very easy to keep clean. Doesn't have the "rugged 4x4 of the sea look" but if I wanted that I would have bought a different boat! On my rib there is a large rear locker that I want to have teaked to match the deck as well as the side steps each side of the engine well. I have the name of a local guy if you are interested. PM me.
Have sent a PM
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Old 28 September 2011, 06:41   #6
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The Flexiteek website has photos of what I assume was our boat. Seven years later it looks exactly the same. It does't look like real teak, but in my opinion, it is nice.

Our Betram with real teak needs annual maintenance and still doesn't look like it did when new. I prefer the Flexiteek.
That looks great
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Mark - Nestor has flexiteak from 2003 and has always lived outside . Its still moored where it was over the winter so feel free to have a look ... comes up like new with a quick wash down and much nicer under foot than gel etc ...

As said get a pro to fit it though.. its abugger to get 100% right yourself .

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Mark - Nestor has flexiteak from 2003 and has always lived outside . Its still moored where it was over the winter so feel free to have a look ... comes up like new with a quick wash down and much nicer under foot than gel etc ...

As said get a pro to fit it though.. its abugger to get 100% right yourself .

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Thanks Pete, if its moored where you old boat used to be (name ends in church) then I expect its covered in seagul poo ...ha ha ... what is it with the seagulls from that town, I walked along the quay at the weekend as the weather was nice and the mess on all the boats was horrific, I guess its because so many people feed the seagulls around there.
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Grimalkin (berthed at same marina as Oscarguitar's boat) also has flexiteak installed by Ribcraft from new some five years ago. I'm hoping to be out and about tomorrow to make the most of the weather so you're welcome to have a look if you're about.

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I'll say hello next ime I'm down there. Maybe later today as it is too nice to work!
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