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Old 03-20-2005, 06:29 PM
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Yet another teak thread... got a question

I became the proud owner of a 96 Mastercraft ProStar 190 last summer and I love it! The teak was in only fair shape when I bought it and through the season it became worse. I stored it indoors over the winter and I am getting the itch and now working on the deck.

Here's the question - I am taking the deck apart and sanding, cleaning, brightening, and oiling each piece seperately. I started digging into it today and found the project is going to be worse than I thought. It appears that one of two things has happened. Either 1. a lot of oil has built up in the joints over the years and formed what can only be described as a strong glue or 2. one of the previous owners did this too and then reassembled with glue. I am leaning towards 2 because I found a lot of glue coming out of the screw holes in the brackets.

So... is it normal to glue a platform together (or did it come this way from the factory) or is this just due to years of oil build up? Any thoughts would be great... I am going to take a picture of the deck tonight and try to post it... only got the brackets and one piece off so far.

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Old 03-20-2005, 07:04 PM
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I can't imagine why anyone would glue it together! Pics would be helpful.....and welcome to the MC forum
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:41 PM
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I noticed last spring some of the short filler strips on mine were loose. After looking at it real close, I realized the short pieces were glued in place between the longer ones that are screwed together. While it was in storage it dried out and shrank enough for some of the short pieces to come lose.
I asked on here and Gorella Glue was recomended to put it back togeher. So far, so good on the Gorella Glue holding.
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Old 03-20-2005, 07:57 PM
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pics

Lets hope I can get these loaded... and hopefully they show the problem!
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:01 PM
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Still have no idea if the small pieces are glued together, but I would keep sanding and going at it. A stationary belt sander would speed things up. Here's my Before and after pics.

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Old 03-20-2005, 08:17 PM
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Hey Mag, nobody likes a showoff!!
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:23 PM
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Snyd28, Mine is something like yours, but only the short pieces are glued together. I would use wood screws from the bottom up to put that back together. Hopefully you can use the orginal holes unless the crossbar is stripped out.

Mag, Looks great!!!!!! Looks like you had a professional painter do the job!
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:24 PM
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Hey Mag, nobody likes a showoff!!
LOL Believe it or not......the platform is sitting in my living room right now Ahhhhhhh the joys of being single.
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Old 03-20-2005, 08:26 PM
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LOL Believe it or not......the platform is sitting in my living room right now Ahhhhhhh the joys of being single.
Makes a great off season coffee table.
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Old 03-20-2005, 09:03 PM
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Just got done redoing a friends platform (for a Tige) It was REALLY rough when I got it!
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