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Deck Refurm of a Rival 34-- Best OptionsEx

Posted: 6 Feb 2011 - By: Jim & Stephanie Heynderickx
In early spring 2007, we removed the teak deck from our R41C because it was several years past its sell-by date: caulking split, missing and letting in water; evidence of over-enthusiastic scrubbing and pressure washing and not to mention leaks from fittings and some of the 800+ screws holding teak on or in some cases, not!

We repaired the holes (many from the chisel removing the teak) with epoxy filler with lots or rubbing down to get a fair surface, followed by several layers of epoxy paint; the final coats were 2-pack polyeurethane Ephrains (sic), three, I think. I masked up the deck for the final two coats which included non-slip grit. It's worked very well since, although in one or two places the grit is showing through.

Hope this helps, PM if you want further info.
Regards
Nick
Cuchulainn
R41C

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