Tuesday 31 July 2012

Teak deck caulking sanded smooth

This is always a nice part of what can be a long and quite messy process, a sanded teak deck finish.

A sanding belt of 40 grit can be used to remove the main skin of excess silicone, then move to a 60 grit to finish, you may find starting by going across the grain first the best plan, finish by sanding with the grain.

This is not a live a board boat! This is Wade who is Wills assistant, he  is sanding in between the frames, what a great job!

From what I have found searching the web, this boat came second in the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia, the skipper was Ole Bernsten.  Sweden came first, England was third. We have a fine boat with serious history here in HBYC, Hout Bay!