Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Deck restoration question

Bill & Judy Rouse <yahoogroups@...>


I think that the non-slip surface on an Amel comes from the difference in surface height between the faux teak boards and the faux caulk. 

Those faux teak boards are gelcoat that was applied "too thick" to achieve the look and function. The difference in height is probably 1mm.

I believe that if you took the faux teak boards down 0.5mm, you would lose most of the cracking, then Option 3:
  1. Sand everything thoroughly
  2. Use Awlgrip cream color to paint the faux boards and faux caulking. 
  3. Use 1/4" masking tape to cover the faux caulk, 
  4. Then have Awlgrip mixed to match the color of teak and paint the faux teak boards. 
  5. Remove the masking and you have faux teak boards, caulked with cream color faux caulk. 

CW Bill Rouse
Admiral, Texas Navy
Commander Emeritus

Amel School 
720 Winnie St
Galveston Island, TX 77550

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