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Old 25 October 2005, 14:26   #1
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Teak Decking

Hi, I am considering buying a secong hand ribeye (2003) 785 with 225Hp Yam 4 stroke. The boat has teak decking in it and I was wondering if there are any problems or costs that i need to be aware of. Or what happens as the boat gets older etc. Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 25 October 2005, 14:33   #2
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Is it real teak or flexiteak? I dont know what ribeye put on their boats.

The later is extremely durable and low maintenance.
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Old 25 October 2005, 14:39   #3
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http://www.ribeye.co.uk/products/accessories.asp

looking at the Ribeye site - there standard "Teak" offering is fake teak. So unless the boat your looking at was specifically ordered and built with a real teak deck I think you can assume you wont have any of the maintenace tasks assosiated with real teak.

You can just pressure wash the fake stuff.
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Old 26 October 2005, 03:10   #4
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The later is extremely durable and low maintenance.
Agree with roycruse. (1 day to go? new boat?)
And it looks trim also.

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Old 26 October 2005, 04:01   #5
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Yes - I pick up my Ribcraft 585 tomorrow (thursday)
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Old 26 October 2005, 04:30   #6
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I have "teak" decking on my RibEye 750.

It's not real but extremely durable, looks great and gives no problems whatsoever.
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Old 03 November 2005, 10:06   #7
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FlexiTeek

I've spent time with the Flexiteek decks in a RIBCRAFT. Expensive, but gives a nice finished look and provides great traction, especially when wet.

Also, no maintenance.
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Old 04 November 2005, 04:31   #8
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We use TEK deck on the BananaSharks - it's a great product and very similar to Flexi teak. We have found it has excellant noslip qualities even when wet and is very low maintenance.
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