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i have the traditional teak black flexiteak option, when i first saw it next to the real teak cockpit table, i could not tell the difference, the color and texture are very similar
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Black Diamond Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2018 at 15:45
We have the traditional teak color for flexiteak on our 575.     Its always a trade off.  I love the look and feel of real teak but having had real teak on our Hylas 49 for 10 years,  I got tired of keeping it clean, scraping out and caulking between planks, and using $300.00 worth of TEAK WONDER (largely tung oil) on it every year.  Others will say "let it go grey/silver" and that's fine.   We didn't like that look and every year cleaned it and sealed it.  Tung oil lasts much longer than regular teak oil and we HATED the look of SEMCO (peanut butter).     We had to brush cross grain to not remove wood pulp and you always had to worry about voids developing under the planks and water getting in.    For the first few years, not a problem.   But after about 5 or 6, you really need to be good about maintenance to avoid problems.

Flexiteak can be hot, but a teak deck is also pretty hot in full sun.    It does clean up easily, and it is just as good for non-skid decking as teak.   Its also easier to repair. 

In the end,   I decided I didn't want to do all that anymore and gave flexiteak a chance.  We'll see 5 years from now. :-)




Rick
S/V Black Diamond
Hanse 575 #161
Newport, RI
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