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materials cost, the cost of craftsmanship: turning raw lumber into
fitted curved decks, followed by caulking, varnishing, oil
and maintenance.
Enter synthetic teak - a less expensive option, made from
long-lasting and environmentally sustainable materials. The decking material is manufactured in rolls of a soft/flexible PVC,
roughed on the surface to a 40 grit, making it feel and look like a
wood surface. The rolls are tinted to a shade similar to freshly
milled teak, with black or white lines pre-printed to give the
appearance of caulking between planks. The underside is grooved
to allow solid contact between the synthetic components and the
boat surface beneath. Sections have a beveled edge (much like a
DIY hardwood flooring), allowing the product to be both
manageable and customizable. Synthetic teak can be re-sanded
over time to restore any colour fade. For maintenance cleaning,
the surface can simply be pressure-washed. The design ensures
that it is non-slip, UV rated and anti-fungal. From a safety standpoint, the product is fire rated and doesn't build up static friction.
An added bonus: it's stain resistant - resistant enough for the
marketing folks to state specifically that it's safe against staining
from red wine spills and blood.
It looks real. It feels real. It has none of the disadvantages of
traditional teak, and it provides significant advantages to more
common white decks. Finally, the value add in terms of aesthetics
and resale value can be high.
Installation is fairly straightforward, with sections essentially
pre-cut and glued into place. Boat owners can work with
manufacturers to install the product in a number of ways,
depending on their desired level of involvement.
The first is the DIY, cash and carry route - a roll of pre-formed
synthetic flooring is purchased to a specific length and width.
This option is ideal for small, straight sections, when little design
flourish is required.
Second is a more customizable DIY option, by templating
sections. This option is more labour intensive, with some prepwork and pre-planning needed, but the results can be well worth

A wide range of colours and patterns are available.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting June 2020

At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
The Port Hole: June 2020
Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
Crossing The Line: Self-Isolation
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - At the Helm: Uncharted Waters
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - 5
Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Special Feature: Canadian Cruising - There’s No Place Like Home!
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: The Rideau – Living the Past Today
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Travel Destination: From Montreal Fun to Lake Champlain Serenity
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Power Review: Axopar 37 XC
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Electric Power: Re-powering with Electric
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - The Port Hole: June 2020
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - Tech: Lithium Ion and Solar Power
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Canadian Yachting June 2020 - DIY/Maintenance: Synthetic Teak Decking
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