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6ballsisall
09-04-2005, 11:30 AM
Some time ago, maybe even on the old site someone posted about a place to get teak platforms made. I am thinking of converting mine to the style used on todays 197's. I really like the closed platform styling. Does anyone have a link to the site that makes these?

BriEOD
09-04-2005, 12:03 PM
PM Jeremy79 he just had one made.

crdickey
09-04-2005, 12:54 PM
I an have extra teak platform off my 2003 PS-197, $300.00 I used it twice before my fiberglass platform came in. Pictures available. crdickey@hotmail.com

erkoehler
09-04-2005, 01:38 PM
Are the brackets the same on the new ones or do you have to modify?

BuoyChaser
09-04-2005, 07:45 PM
on a different subject matter, but what does everyone use to treat their TEAK PLATFORM???i know the pros don't use anything (but they get a new boat every year) because the oil rubs off on their ski...

got to be a wax out there that works similiar to the oil, any suggestions???

rasmithaz
09-04-2005, 09:24 PM
jrandol..... call TEAKWORD outside of nashville. they might be in Lebenon TN> Phone number 615 444 7269.

6ballsisall
09-04-2005, 10:57 PM
on a different subject matter, but what does everyone use to treat their TEAK PLATFORM???i know the pros don't use anything (but they get a new boat every year) because the oil rubs off on their ski...

got to be a wax out there that works similiar to the oil, any suggestions???


Its just teak oil my friend. Don't use anything else on it! Just redid mine today. I must say it looks incredible!! :banana: :love:

6ballsisall
09-04-2005, 10:58 PM
jrandol..... call TEAKWORD outside of nashville. they might be in Lebenon TN> Phone number 615 444 7269.


Thanks Ras!!

Leroy
09-04-2005, 11:04 PM
If it's Lebanon TN, my brother in law lives there and he works for Kimball lumber, if needed I can ask him to check on something, town is only few hundred people.

6ballsisall
09-04-2005, 11:07 PM
If it's Lebanon TN, my brother in law lives there and he works for Kimball lumber, if needed I can ask him to check on something, town is only few hundred people.


Thanks Leroy! I will give them a call this week and get the 411

erkoehler
09-05-2005, 12:33 AM
I will be awaiting the photos of the new teak platform to see how it looks. Maybe I will make the switch if it is that good :huh:

I am dreading having to refurbish mine, the previous owner had it varnished and it is going to be a pain to sand.

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 09:52 AM
I will be awaiting the photos of the new teak platform to see how it looks. Maybe I will make the switch if it is that good :huh:

I am dreading having to refurbish mine, the previous owner had it varnished and it is going to be a pain to sand.


If I was in your shoes ERK having seen your platform I'd take it to an auto body shop and have them sand shoot that coating off. Your gonna kill yourself trying to get it off with a belt sander.

bigmac
09-05-2005, 09:56 AM
If I was in your shoes ERK having seen your platform I'd take it to an auto body shop and have them sand shoot that coating off. Your gonna kill yourself trying to get it off with a belt sander.

Good idea. I'll bet the cost of taking it to a sandblaster would be more than worth the effort of trying to do it one's self with a sander. For one thing, they can easily get into crevices and between boards.

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 10:01 AM
Good idea. I'll bet the cost of taking it to a sandblaster would be more than worth the effort of trying to do it one's self with a sander. For one thing, they can easily get into crevices and between boards.

I think it would work real well too. Bring it home and one good sanding of 150 grit or 200 grit paper and oil away!!

bigmac
09-05-2005, 10:10 AM
I think it would work real well too. Bring it home and one good sanding of 150 grit or 200 grit paper and oil away!!

A few years ago, I bought one of those cheap little sandblasting attachments for my air compressor. It does a great job on little stuff for stripping off finish without damaging the wood. That little thing is definitely a small-job item, though. A commercial sandblaster could do a teak swim platform in a matter of minutes, I'll bet.

erkoehler
09-05-2005, 11:52 AM
I'll try to call some places and see approx. how much it would run.

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 02:26 PM
Heres mine after a refinish. Two layers of sanding with 80 grit and 150 grit and then 2 coats of Teak Oil. It's still a bit damp but should be dry by this afternoon when we take to the water

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 02:26 PM
One more pic

erkoehler
09-05-2005, 02:35 PM
Looks good!

redmike
09-05-2005, 02:42 PM
looks good jr, did you use cleaner, or just sand and then oil?

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 02:44 PM
looks good jr, did you use cleaner, or just sand and then oil?

Thanks! I just sanded it. I thought about using the 3 step cleaner from Starbrite which I used on my last MC but decided against it. It's just sanded and oil'd and smooth as silk

redmike
09-05-2005, 03:26 PM
ok jr, when did you know you had sanded enough? or did you just go until you saw good teak?

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 03:37 PM
ok jr, when did you know you had sanded enough? or did you just go until you saw good teak?

Just sanded til I had a good smooth surface.

Cloaked
09-05-2005, 07:28 PM
While my platform is off for the repair of the mounting area, I blasted it with the pressure washer. That seemd to have cleaned it fairly well.

6ballsisall
09-05-2005, 09:12 PM
While my platform is off for the repair of the mounting area, I blasted it with the pressure washer. That seemd to have cleaned it fairly well.

Good idea'r Pressure washers are sweet! I borrowed a friends big pressure washer a couple years ago to clean our deck. Umm.... 2 x 4's shredd pretty easy :eek:

rasmithaz
09-05-2005, 10:45 PM
call TEAKWORD outside of nashville.
Jrandol ...I misspelled TEAKWORLD. You would think a guy that can type up to 6 words a minute would have time to check his spelling.