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Jeffro
07-27-2010, 04:09 PM
I am interested in building a Teak platform this winter for my 07' LSV. Has anyone seen any plans?

Razzman
07-27-2010, 04:57 PM
Never seen any, nor have i heard of anyone wanting to do so. Why in the world would you want a teak platform with all the teak issues over the glass unit? Just curious.

kaneboats
07-28-2010, 10:20 AM
There are believers out there. I'm sure zegm would get you pics and dimensions. Or, you could just order one.

Jeffro
07-28-2010, 08:14 PM
I'm an avid wood worker, I love wood products. With the correct finish the look and feel can be incrediable.

kaneboats
07-29-2010, 11:22 AM
Well, I'll go with you on the "look" part but that's all.

Razzman
07-29-2010, 12:04 PM
X2 on the look, but the rest is just a pain and not worth it to me personally.

zegm
07-29-2010, 01:26 PM
I don't get it!? I had a teak platform on my MasterCraft for 22 plus years without a problem. Ordered our 2008 LS with the Teak and haven't had a problem. Yes at the end of the summer I take some Teak oil and a rag and wipe it down good. Yeah maybe it takes me 20 minutes. Yet all over this board I see issues with the stock pad on the fiberglass deck. Footprints, hot bottom burner, etc. Group buys for this new better version etc., how to get the thing off. I have yet to see an issue with the teak posted.
Teak looks Great! And everyone knows if it doesn't have a teak deck then it ain't a skiboat!

PS While at a recent gathering I was looking closely at the imitation decks (fiberglass) and noticed they have a lip on the circumference of them. I looked at mine and there is no such edge. I am now wondering if this feature has something to do with all the posts I see about the deck brackets coming loose. My brackets are tight but again I have nothing catching the water while underway.

zegm
07-29-2010, 03:25 PM
More information about teak!


http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?p=107716#post107716

Razzman
07-29-2010, 04:37 PM
I don't like teak platforms for the following reasons;

I've always had to re-oil at least twice a year when i had them and even then it always looked like crap after the second outing.
Hard as a rock and unforgiving if something happens to fall on it. Ask the wife and one of my grandsons (sprain and break)
Has always been slippery when wet for the first few outing to the point of injuries.
Gotta check all the screws at least once a year
Yea they're beautiful but not worth the hassles to me. Here's a shot of my last one after renewing, lasted about two weeks it did.

saskie99
07-29-2010, 04:56 PM
But it looks so so good! I loved the teak platform on my malibu! I agree big time pain in the ass but it has a classic look that all the ski boats had when I was a kid. Take a look at the byerly edition air natique, notice anything........ yep teak deck! If it is cool enough for scott byerly it is cool in my book

http://www.nautiques.com/photos/index/210icon

jimlsv
07-29-2010, 07:41 PM
I also had teak on my last boat, mastercraft. After black footprints,the trashing of the fiberlass from wakeboards, i have a reborn appreciation for teak.

seanpatsdad
07-30-2010, 03:08 AM
I made a teak platform several years back for a Supra I had.It help me sell the boat.The supplier I bought the raw teak from does not even stock it anymore because of the cost.That is the real downfall of making your own.It is very expensive wood.
John

Jeffro
08-03-2010, 07:27 AM
The finish I will use will not be a coating on the wood, it will be a wax/oil in the wood.

sandm
08-03-2010, 07:50 AM
there are several good points in this thread, and I think each one has it's merits. all boils down to personal choice, but for debate:

-does the lip on the bottom of the 'glass platform contribute to the bracket issue that seems most of us have that a teak deck would eliminate?

-ragboy on ww has experimented with a new shape for the platform that seemed to help his surf wake. would building a teak deck and shaping it differently for a surf wake realy help? have noticed that my 'glass deck drags in the water. have toyed around with the idea a couple of times to remove it for a minute and see what the wake would look like to see if there would really be any difference in reshaping it...

zegm
08-09-2010, 12:36 PM
there are several good points in this thread, and I think each one has it's merits. all boils down to personal choice, but for debate:

-does the lip on the bottom of the 'glass platform contribute to the bracket issue that seems most of us have that a teak deck would eliminate?

-ragboy on ww has experimented with a new shape for the platform that seemed to help his surf wake. would building a teak deck and shaping it differently for a surf wake realy help? have noticed that my 'glass deck drags in the water. have toyed around with the idea a couple of times to remove it for a minute and see what the wake would look like to see if there would really be any difference in reshaping it...

We should be able to answer the first question here on the boards...

Question: Has anyone with Teak decks experienced the loose brackets issues?

zegm
08-10-2010, 08:58 AM
http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=11096&highlight=loose+brackets

Paully
08-13-2010, 11:45 PM
Hi, I am also interested. If you pursue anything, post your details. Thanks,
Paully

http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=12290