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    Posted: 02 September 2020 at 20:37
I have a 2002 Hanse 371.  It has a teak deck with I believe Sekoflex caulking.   The boat is currently in the Canaries. I am only back to it after 5 months.  The caulking has become very soft in a number of places on the deck.   However the places are very uniform.  All are 45cm apart.  Does anyone know what is causing this softness on the caulking at these locations.  These is no damage in the cockpit.   When I say the caulking has gone soft itís almost liquid and very messy to remove.  Peter
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Do you have some pictures?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wild Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 September 2020 at 09:50
I am surprised that this happend after 18 years our started to get wet and dirty after 8-9 years 
Sikaflex answer me that I have used cleaner on a acid base what I did not, and that in de climate of de Med this was normal. They ware not very helpful.
This year I removed 1.250m of Sikaflex and put SIS 440 from Teackdecking systems and 2 layers of sealer-protecter 
It is a big jobs but I am happy with the result 


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indeed a big job... but hey... also a big boat 🤪
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this is pÓcture  how it was with the old Sikaflex

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Hi Thank you both for getting back to me.  The boat is only in Spain 7 months.  Prior to that it was in Galicia in North West Spain for two year and then in Ireland for the remainder of the boats life.  Not too much heat in Ireland.  Anyway the damage is done.   Whatís curious is that along the deck there is almost 45 cm of good caulk between each damaged section.  Does anyone know why this would be.   I am going to use the Teakdecking SIS440. Guys involved in this type of repair say the Sikoflex is not good enough for very hot weather.   They get no response from Sikoflex.  
I am having a problem attaching a photo at the moment.   By the way your deck looks fantastic.  
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