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Teak wood plugs or bungs are perfect for when the finished appearance is important. The flat-grained orientation of these plugs will allow you to match the grain and disguise the unwanted screw hole in teak wood trim.
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Replacing a teak deck is a massive job. To replace the decks on a 9m 30ft boat is six weeks work three months for a 15m 50-footer . We are talking about many thousands of pounds and your boat out of action for a while.
Replacing Teak Deck Screws and Bungs As a teak deck ages and wears down, the teak screw covers, or bungs, will come off. plug it with sealant, and put the screw cover back on. Hallberg-Rassy glues its decks on, and in most deck location the screws may not be necessary. If at the end of a board, or in a complex location, I'd use a
3/8" Teak Deck Wood Plugs are strht sided wood plugs that fit 3/8" holes on boat decks, outdoor furniture, wood decks and other projects. 3/8" Teak Deck Wood Plugs have flat top, strht sides and slight camfer on bottom for easy of installation.
Modern teak decks the truth hurts Shipwright Robin Benjamin explains that modern decks can the plugs will fall out, exposing the screws and making water ingress all the more Replacing a teak deck is a massive job. To replace the decks on a 30ft 9m boat is six weeks work. Three
Removing the teak deck from a GB lowers its resale value unless you find a buyer who REALLY hates teak decks. Most GB buyers and owners feel the teak deck is a big part of the boat's character. I have seen GBs with fiberglass replacement decks not sell until the buyer dropped the price by the cost of replacing the teak deck.
Replacing screw plugs. when you use plugs, you put them in too long and cut back to flush with a sharp chisel. The decking will vary in thickness according to wear etc, and therefore so will the plug length.
Make new bungs using a plug cutter in your drill press and use a teak scrap for the material. Thought for sure I'd have to replace the rail but it went so well that I reused them. I used to put the plugs in with glue. Have changed over to using varnish. Removing Teak Bungs.
Replacing a teak deck is a massive job. I laid a teak deck on a 6 metre boat and it took about ten days of frantic activity and it was a very simple deck with no joggled planks and no joins. To replace the decks on a 30 footer is 6 weeks work. 3 months for a 50 footer.
I have been carrying out a more gradual replacement program of worn deck plugs on the deck of my Starlight - say 15 or so per year. Removing exposed screws has been strhtforward for me. Existing teak plugs were 3/8" 9.5mm . I bought a pack of 10mm dia teak plugs for replacement.
how to repair loose teak deck plugs. By Andina Foster, tech yandina.com . This project describes how to replace teak deck plugs over fasteners that won't stay in place due to being sanded too thin.
Worn Out Seams And Plugs - If seams are worn to the point where caulking is gone and screw heads are exposed, figure how much of actual teak is left. you should consider replacing your decking. If teak decking was installed over cored sub-deck, you should take action as soon as possible, because water most likely is ruining the subdeck and
Best method to remove teak plugs Archived. This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies. Best method to remove teak plugs Tell me this, when replacing your teak deck would you epoxy the teak down without any fasteners at all, or would you again use thousands of holes the "old fashioned way"?
Replacing bungs on teak decks Post by whaler23 Sat Mar 21, 2009 12:33 pm My original 1968 teak decks on my Connie are needing a few wood plugs replaced.
Teak deck bung maintenance We use this exact same method we were taught it by one of the local shipwrights who does much of the work on the big GB charter fleet in our marina . We've replaced somewhere over 1,000 plugs so far.
As a teak deck ages, one of the first things to go are the plugs in the screw holes. Over time the deck gets thinner and eventually the plugs will loosen and fall out. A telltale sign of the plugs starting to loosen is a black ring around the plug caused by mildew as water flows around the plug. To