Teak deck laminated with epoxy

Discussion in 'Materials' started by Man Overboard, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. Man Overboard
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    Man Overboard Tom Fugate

    Will a teak deck laminated in place using epoxy (no fasteners), delaminate in the tropics do to heat?
  2. Gypsie
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    Gypsie Randall Future by Design

    The wood moves and the epoxy does not, something has to give. Use Sika 298 with appropriate primas and follow the instructions and all will be fine.
  3. PAR
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    PAR Yacht Designer/Builder

    Epoxy, under teak will reach 150 degrees in the tropics, which is the point it begins to loose it's grip on things. This coupled with the poor performance of epoxy with teak and other oily woods, forces me to recommend a polysulfide. There are several available for this task, 298 is well recognized in the industry.
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