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Old 05-04-2006, 04:48 PM
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i was cleaning my teak swim platform on my 2005 last night and noticed right in the center between the two handles is a dark line with a knot in the center...sure enough it looks almost like a gouge...any suggestions on filling this in or protecting it???it is a good 1/4" deep and dark black...

looks like it was that way from the factory!!!

Sure has got me stumped, looks like someone tried unsuccessfully to repair a rotted area in the board and failed, yet the platform manufacturer used the piece of wood anyway to make the platform.
I would take it to my dealer, show it to him and see if they will get MC to replace it or get you another board to replace the bad board.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:51 PM
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You shouldn't have to do anything to protect it. I have a 98 and one of the slats on my platform has a knot on it. I haven't done anything to the knot at all. I doesn't snag swimsuits or cause splinters and it hasn't changed in 8 years so I haven't messed with it. If the platform is new or the boat is new, request a new platform or request a new piece of teak and replace it.
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Old 05-04-2006, 04:53 PM
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this is on the top surface, won't it be noticeable???
Sure, if you look close. But it's noticeable as it is. I'd either not worry about it or see what the dealer is willing to do for you.
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Old 05-04-2006, 05:00 PM
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You shouldn't have to do anything to protect it. I have a 98 and one of the slats on my platform has a knot on it. I haven't done anything to the knot at all. I doesn't snag swimsuits or cause splinters and it hasn't changed in 8 years so I haven't messed with it. If the platform is new or the boat is new, request a new platform or request a new piece of teak and replace it.
another one to add to my short list when she goes back up to the dealer!!!def'n looked like someone had tried to patch it...really good match but the wood was so thin probably just held in with oil or something...

not sure if the board will match up but guess it will...let the dealer figure it out...
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Old 05-04-2006, 06:17 PM
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Well here is my teak. This is just after coat 6, and 2 on the bottom. Any ideas how I can get it to really shine? I'm not sure if I like the rough or shiny look, but so far I think its coming good. I regret not taking a before shot, it was pretty bad......Enjoy

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Old 05-05-2006, 10:26 AM
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this is on the top surface, won't it be noticeable???

Measure and find the center of the space between the two grab notches in the outside rail and the center of the bad place from the inside edge and the outside edge of the board the bad spot is in. Drill a 2" dia hole or larger if the area will take one, dress the edges up with sandpaper, teak oil it and tell everyone it's a cup holder, if you don't want to install a plug or the dealer won't replace the platform.
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Old 05-05-2006, 10:32 AM
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Measure and find the center of the space between the two grab notches in the outside rail and the center of the bad place from the inside edge and the outside edge of the board the bad spot is in. Drill a 2" dia hole or larger if the area will take one, dress the edges up with sandpaper, teak oil it and tell everyone it's a cup holder, if you don't want to install a plug or the dealer won't replace the platform.
great idea, especially tough holding on with one hand doin' my last set jacuzzi run...notice with the solid platform the fumes don't dissipate as much, here i thought they were makin' my beer stronger!!!
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Old 10-11-2006, 05:18 PM
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I did the same thing to my 84 s&s last year with a telephone pole and some bad backing advice. I shattered the outermost 'rib' so was worse than yours.

I took a fine cutting skill saw and cut the broken last slat out. (about 4") I then went to afurniture maker who had a piece of raw teak he sold me and then he used his equipment to shape/router it to match the original. I re-affixed with gorilla glue and 4 stainless steel screws drilled in parallel to the ground and countersunk and applied four small teak plug hole covers. then light sanding and oiled like crazy. A day or two of sun & lake and they now match.

My only flaw was using a touch too much Gorilla Glue, which will expand through the cracks hours after application.

i am pretty happy
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Well here is my teak. This is just after coat 6, and 2 on the bottom. Any ideas how I can get it to really shine? I'm not sure if I like the rough or shiny look, but so far I think its coming good. I regret not taking a before shot, it was pretty bad......Enjoy


what steps did you use, and what products did you use??? thats a beautiful plateform!!
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