Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] deck - fake teak chipping off


Hi Marc,

Not a solution for the chipping problem, but a replacement. Our Kirk (#146) also needs replacing the (retro fitted) fake teak. We consider Marinedeck 2000. It is an epoxy/cork based imitation teak material. Besides excellent wear characteristics, the manifacturer claims good heat and noise insulation. It doesn't really look like natural teak, but neither does the imitation material Amel uses. But we still hesitate to do the job, because it is a lot of work!
Fair winds!
Bart & Siets, SY Folie à Deux.

----- Original Message -----
From: S/Y MELMAR Y - marc
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 1:30 PM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] deck - fake teak chipping off

our maramu (#89) is in her best years. but being now only in the tropics the fake teak really starts to chip off more and more. besides of passing by amel i was wondering what possibilities did you find or experiences do you have to fix this problem. my first try was just to 'over paint' part of it with expoxy (west systems) - with the quite big thermal extensions of the deck that cover coat started already to build tiny cracks, so that seems not to be the solution... love to hear many solution.
marc, S/Y MELMAR Y,

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