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Old 04 June 2007, 05:38   #1
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Fake Teak

Does anyone have any thoughts as to which is the best teak decking alternative?
Also, where are good suppliers - I would probably get it fitted myself...

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Old 04 June 2007, 06:48   #2
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Fake teak.....

Just a thought, i had some teak decking made for my Sunseeker and thought real teak was going to be expensive but when i went to Sunseeker i spoke to a guy called Edd in sales & he was very helpful, told me that they did'nt make it them selves but could get a company in Poole to do it if i made all the templates out of hardboard to the shape & size i required, i did so & 2/3 weeks later it arrived....about 1/4" thick bonded to very thin sheet of rough GRP, finsh was exellent-fit was perfect-price?....1250.00 inc vat, that was for whole: cockpit+platform+side steps+cabin steps approx 5 square meters in various shapes & sizes, very easy to fit, just used sicaflex on the backing & layed in place, easy & looks great took about 2hrs to do the whole boat!, i dont use teak oil at all just wash it down with fresh water & it looks like new. I dont have a number for you but if you call Sunseeker sales & speak to Edd he will give you the contact in Poole & i would think that a R.I.B would cost about 300>400 tops, looks far better than Tec-deck.
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Its just my opinion, guess im a tradional kind of guy that likes the teak to be real & at the price i paid for it inc my own time fitting it, it would have been more expensive to fit tec-deck. I suppose they both have there pro's & con's as you will agree, but it's down to the owner of the boat at the end of the day & i like my teak to have that nice silver genuine look rather than the darker look of tec-deck. Sorry did'nt mean to offend.
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Thanks for info - on a bigger boat i thing the wood is the only way to go. However, from other ribs i have seen i like the look of the fake stuff. no to find out where to buy it for a reasonable price!!
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Try 'Cookee' he uses it so might supply it to....
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I have used Tek Dek and Flexiteek and I personally think the Flexiteek is a nicer product.

Give Marine Team a call (http://www.marineteam.co.uk/flexiteek.htm). They are a local agent for Flexiteek.
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it's down to the owner of the boat at the end of the day & i like my teak to have that nice silver genuine look rather than the darker look of tec-deck. Sorry did'nt mean to offend.
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Hi Mike,

No problem no offence taken - it would be boring if we all liked the same things in life! For referance they do two shades of Tekdek, so you can have a lighter version.

We have found its wet nonslip qualities are fantastic and better than some "non slip" deck surfaces! I think the biggest attractions are long life and zero maintenance .........
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Teak deak

Hi Cookee
"they do two shades of Tekdek, so you can have a lighter version"

I did'nt know that....ill look into that on my next boat. You learn something new every day.
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