New teak deck preparation
The new teak deck preparation will require:
- Remove old silicon which was sandwiched between the planks and the deck.
- Countersink the holes where the screws had previously held down the old deck.
- Sand the surface ready for the application of a layer of epoxy resin prior to laying the new deck.
You can see the hatch has not been disturbed as it sits directly on the GRP deck. The two holes at the front of the foredeck is for the windlass. The front hole is so chain can drop into the chain locker at the front. The rearward hole is for the shaft of the windlass. On Hallberg Rassys the motor is mounted in the front cabin behind the bulkhead which keeps it dry and corrosion free.
The side deck and one of the six mast mounting tangs. This is simply a square hole cut in the deck, filled with bitumen mastic.
Foredeck looking aft, you can more clearly see the mast mounting tangs. Later the handholds will be removed as these are being replaced as well.
The aft lazarette hatch looks terrible, but will clean up nicely. Its largely covered in old silicon sealant.
The temporary cover to protect the four carpenters can easily be seen here. Mostly they leave the sides up for ventilation, but it can be dropped quickly as the sun drops or they are sanding which might blow on to another yacht.
Nadine sits quietly at the end of the day, naked without her old deck, but eagerly awaiting her new teak deck which begins tomorrow.