Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
David - do you ever visit the wooden boat forums ??
I have seen some very nice projects made from salvaged swim decks.
if you could save the existing deck you could make a coffee table for the kids
or a wall hanger with a bunch of photos attached of the kids when they were young.
can you post a photo of the whole stern with deck ?? and tell us the size of it.
and in my very personal opinion, you have done a great job in sanding it down
to bare wood. If it were MY project, I would take my time and treat each
area with epoxy. stand it up where the cracks are vertical, tape off the flats,
and fill the cracked end grains with slow setting epoxy. then on to the next area.
I would not try to fill more than I could handle in a 6-12" area at one time.
with teak, you must wash well with acetone prior to doing any finish work on it
such as applying oils, varnish or epoxy.
I have repaired and renovated boat projects in far worse condition than yours.
this type of "fix" will buy you several more very happy summers !!
is is this similar to your boat ?
-- Failure is proof that you at least tried ~ now, go do it again, and again, until you get it right --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 06-14-2019 at 09:30 AM.