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Old 21 January 2006, 12:16   #1
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Teak decking

Teak decking-can it be put onto a rib after manufacture. I know Valiant have it on their ribs. Is it possible as an after market product?. and if so at what cost?. Has anyone tried anything like this?.
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Flexi-teak or Tec-Dek.... "google" for your local stockists.. I think Cookee used tec-Dek and Tony D used Flexi-teak... both look good.
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Would it add a lot of weight?
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How would using an "industrial" type planking such as Amtico do? .
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I am sure it can be put in afterword at least there where couple of suppliers at LBS but I didn´t check with them.

We only take tek deck with the boats new i.e. Valiant.

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I fitted several Ribs with Flexiteak a few years back. It can be fitted as an after market product but overall was not impressed with it and stopped supplying the product to our customers. Tek-Dec does seem to be the better product for the Rib market but is quite heavy, should not be heavy enough to make any noticeable difference in performance or handling though.
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Flexi-teak or Tec-Dek.... "google" for your local stockists.. I think Cookee used tec-Dek and Tony D used Flexi-teak... both look good.
Tec Dek is what we used - once you get used to working with it you can get a really good finish and hard to tell from the real thing - very good non slip qualities when wet and zero maintenance! Extra weight overall is minimal and it adds a lot to the look of a RIB if it's suitable - I think it wouldn't look as good on a rufty tufty RIB, but that's my opinion!
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I think it wouldn't look as good on a rufty tufty RIB, but that's my opinion!

I agree. I saw a photo of a Pacific 22 with teak deck and it looks really naff.
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