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Old     (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-06-2008, 2:15 PM Reply   
Just read something about it today. Has anyone done it or seen it? My teak is kind of a pain.

My concerns would be that it would burn you when out of the water, being that it's all black,

Scratching boards?

Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-06-2008, 2:20 PM Reply   
I did mine in Linex. Doesn't burn you. Doesn't scratch boards. Not slippery. I like it. I'd easily do it again.
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-06-2008, 2:36 PM Reply   
The boat I am thinking about buying has a rhino lined fiberglass deck. I like it.
Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-06-2008, 2:46 PM Reply   
comes in a can at the parts store. If my platform wasn't built in, i'd be on it.
Old    swass            05-06-2008, 2:57 PM Reply   
Covering that beautiful teak in rattle-can plastic should be a crime, punishable by public flogging.

You might as well do your hull in faux marble, too, while you're at it.

Old     (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       05-07-2008, 7:26 AM Reply   
20 yr old teak usually isn't that beautiful. would I cover a new(er) teak deck? probably not... love the look of an shiny oiled step.
Old     (trdon)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-07-2008, 8:04 AM Reply   
My 25 year old teak was nice, the 15 year old one is nicer. If the 20 minutes speant refinishing the teak 2 times a year is that much of a hassle for you, perhaps you shouldnt own a boat
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-07-2008, 8:05 AM Reply   
lined teak looks sweet
Old     (sinkoumn)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-07-2008, 8:44 AM Reply   
Doesn't the rhino/black colored liner get SUPER hot in the sun?
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-07-2008, 8:57 AM Reply   
nope it's heat resistant up to a certain temp.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-07-2008, 9:07 AM Reply   
Old     (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-07-2008, 9:24 AM Reply   
I wouldn't do it to a teak step. There is a reason they use teak. Even after many years of abuse you can bring it back to original shape easily.
Old     (blastmaster)      Join Date: Aug 2001       05-07-2008, 9:31 AM Reply   
This is mine in Linex after 4 years. It is great and mine was scratched from my lab swimming on & off it all the time. For me it was $$ well spent. Matches the theme on mine prefectly and this was the only peice of teak on the whole boat. No it does not get hot, scratch boards or tear your feet up like you would think it might. Great stuff.
Old     (spjc)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-07-2008, 9:44 AM Reply   
I have mine rhino lined and its great. It doesnt get hot and its not slippery at all.

(Message edited by spjc on May 07, 2008)
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-07-2008, 9:47 AM Reply   
Sorry Rick H I'm not buying it. I've got a couple sub boxes line-x'd in the boat and they will scratch the $#it out of you.
Old    K.B.C.            05-07-2008, 9:53 AM Reply   
I think it depends on the grit you go with. there are lots of different options.
Old     (05mobiuslsv)      Join Date: Apr 2006       05-07-2008, 9:56 AM Reply   
Mine looks just like his platform. Maybe so though I just could't imagine climbing all over anything line-x'd.
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-07-2008, 10:05 AM Reply   
it really isn't as bad as you think it would be
Old     (nickbot)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-07-2008, 10:13 AM Reply   
don't be lazy...sand->clean->oil->repeat...
Old     (bmartin)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-07-2008, 12:57 PM Reply   
I hear where you are coming from. I have enough stuff to do and babying teak once a month is too much. Here is a compromise that is supposed to keep the oiled wood look with just one application / yr. I'm trying it this year so can't say if the product lives up to it's claim.
Old     (ttuclint)      Join Date: Sep 2003       05-07-2008, 2:13 PM Reply   
this thread makes me throw up in my mouth a little bit.
Old     (jdreiser)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-07-2008, 2:58 PM Reply   
I may be incorrect, but the one shown in Montgomery's post is an old picture of my swim platform off of my 81 SN. I had it covered by Linex after a few years of attempting to make the teak look good though PO let it wear out really bad. The Linex does not get hot, slippery, or scratch the boards. I don't know if I would do it to a new platform as I love the look of well kept teak, but I definitely don't regret doing it on my boat.
Old     (rallyart)      Join Date: Nov 2006       05-07-2008, 3:13 PM Reply   
Why not use your braces and bolt them on to a nice rhino lined plywood deck. Then you can sell your teak, or keep it, and you have whatever size and shape deck you want?
Old     (fullspeed)      Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Santa Cruz County CA       05-07-2008, 3:28 PM Reply   
Why don't you just buy a fiberglass swimplatform from Sanger that fits your boat? How much can they be? LineX or Rhino Liner is a cost, how much more is a fiberglass platform. The new fiberglass platforms are bigger too.
Old     (fullspeed)      Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Santa Cruz County CA       05-07-2008, 3:32 PM Reply   
Sorry Rob I ment to say Malibu, I saw the Sanger pictures and wrote Sanger. Malibu fiberglass platform.
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-07-2008, 4:22 PM Reply   
John, That would be yours I saved it from a while back and usually post it once a month when this question gets asked
Old     (sky_high)      Join Date: May 2008       05-07-2008, 5:42 PM Reply   
ive got my swim deck covered in rhino lining best thing i have done to the boat low maintnance, dosent scratch isnt hot always looks good did i mention i dont have to sand oil and repeat a million times
Old     (kko13)      Join Date: Jul 2006       05-07-2008, 6:03 PM Reply   
well gosh-dogit i just put blood sweat and tears into redoing my teak and now you guys come up with this. well no more sand,clean,oil repeat for this kid im all over that next time for sure.
price wise i bet its way cheaper than a new fiberglass platform

(Message edited by kko13 on May 07, 2008)
Old     (lovin_the_wake)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-08-2008, 8:02 AM Reply   
I spent 80$ doing mine myself including the beer :-)
Old     (magic)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-08-2008, 9:04 AM Reply   
I had both for a while on my old boat. A teak step and a lined one. I ended up using marine grade carpet and applied that over the lined step and just stored the teak one. The carpeted swim step was by far the most comfortable one for general use.
Old     (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-08-2008, 9:50 AM Reply   
So what kind of prep work would there be. I'm still not convinced on it, and I'd have to check the cost. I know you can get a 3m product from Autozone for $10...... But I'm not sure if that would really screw it up.

The top of my teak needs a little sanding but the bottom really looks bad, all white and dead. I know I can restore it, but I don't have a belt sander to speed up the process, and only have hand held electric sander. The black might look nice though, anyone got any more pics?
Old     (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-08-2008, 9:59 AM Reply   
Here's a pic, I'm really wondering if there might be a compromise, what if I masked off the top and did the bottom and sides? My teak just isn't that pretty so I wouldn't feel that bad about it. They guy I bought the boat from actually replaced the original one with this one he made himself. He may have used a lower grade of wood.....or it just really need a lot of attention and a lot more sanding and oil.

Old     (robandrus)      Join Date: Feb 2002       05-08-2008, 10:24 AM Reply   
Ok, I'm dumb, just did a search, I'm on here all the time, I have no idea how I missed all the other posts about this subject. I did find one pic that I thought looked sick. Might look good on mine.


(Message edited by robandrus on May 08, 2008)
Old     (regalado1)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-08-2008, 1:59 PM Reply   
Yep. That's mine. Thanks. It was done with Linex. As I already stated, I like it and would do it again.
Old     (bill_airjunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-08-2008, 5:28 PM Reply   
Hey Sean,
I saw Lawrence's swimstep when he carpeted it. And it looked great. Like it was somehow molded around the corners. Is it just stapled in place underneath? Or glued down?
Any pics of yours?
Old     (alex20)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-08-2008, 7:36 PM Reply   
ive been wanting to do this to my xstar for a while. thanks guys. Now i know its possible
Old     (magic)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-08-2008, 9:12 PM Reply   
yo Bill!

LC's old swim step looked like the da poop compared to mine
I've not seen the new boat in action, so maybe that one was a better a job.

When I did mine, I did like you'd carpet a speaker box. Cut refliefs out on the corners and pulled them tight! I used stainless screws with large collapsing washers on the underside and a bunch of adhiesive on the top and sides. After several seasons, mine still looked brand new. Plus, carpet is so nice to slide a Skyski off of!

I'll have to find our old harddrive to see if I have any pics on there.

(Message edited by magic on May 08, 2008)
Old     (magic)      Join Date: Mar 2002       05-09-2008, 9:47 PM Reply   
Bill, this is the only pic I could find



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