• Teak Deck Replacement Project Overview

    Thursday, December 1, 2016

    The overview for a project on how to replace and repair the deck of an older boat with a failed teak deck. Subscribe To This Channel!! https://www.youtube.com/user/boatworkstoday?sub_confirmation=1 Also, please remember that there are extended ad-free versions of these video’s available for Patreon supporters! Please click below to find out more!! Thank you! Social: http://www.patreon.com/BoatworksToday http://www.BoatworksToday.com http://www.facebook.com/BoatworksToday http://www.twitter.com/BoatworksToday

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Installing New Fixed Portlights

In this video I mount some new fixed portlights using 3M VHB tape. VHB stands for Very High Bond, and it does exactly what it says it does! When installing polycarbonate or acrylic panels / portlights I’ve found this method to work extremely well. It eliminates the need for any kind of screw fasteners which typically result in cracking the material, provides a nice clean look and allows the poly / acrylic to expand and contract with temps without issue. The specific tape I used…

Making New Portlights

This is part 1 of 2 showing the process for making new frameless / fixed portlights. Is this episode it’s all about the cutting and shaping which generally isn’t very exciting, hence the short abbreviated video 😉 Installing them will be a bit different! The material I use for all my portlight installations is a product called Makrolon GP made by Sheffield Plastics. In this instance it was a 3/8″ polycarbonate, but this material is available in many other thicknesses. The one thing that I…

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Using Soft Sand Rubber For Awlgrip Nonskid

In this video I take a look at a new product called SoftSand Rubber® used for creating a nonskid texture on your painted deck. This product is manufactured by SoftPoint Industries. In the past I’ve always used Griptex (which is Awlgrip’s version of their nonskid particles) and it worked fine; it created a nice looking texture that served it’s purpose of keeping you sure-footed, but the application was always something that took a little messing around with to make it look perfectly uniform. Typically I…

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