3-D modeling of the as built surface
While designing and manufacturing new teak decks for new yachts may be our passion, older yachts and even fairly new yachts often require new decks. This decision is always difficult and normally made only after it is clearly determined that the old teak deck cannot be economically repaired. Once the choice is made the issues of removal of the old teak deck, old sub-decking, old fairing and old fittings must be considered. The new design must carefully consider new techniques to improve the old, give the yacht new life and a new teak deck which will last its overhauled life.
In refit/replacement, just like new construction, Teak Solutions is a “turn-key” provider. In addition to superior technical support which includes 3-D modeling of the as built surface, laser generated fairing using our proprietary light weight fairing epoxy to generate perfect camber and sheer (assuring water drainage) we then offer a bullet proof subdeck which provides both sound, thermal insulation and a stress able surface to attach a teak deck. Our subdeck are constructed of marine grade pressure treated plywood which is edged 75mm around with teak, stud welded and epoxy set. Finally on top we install the highest grade pre-manufactured teak panels normally constructed the full length of the surface. (up to 21 meters in length) Our panels are the best in the industry, built in long vacuum tables, backed using a biaxial stitched fiber glass matt, saturated in our proprietary epoxy panel adhesive. These panels are then set, again using High Pressure Vacuum to the prepared subdeck. Our caulking is also propriety. As the teak decks were constructed from Computer generated templates cut from the 3-D modeling, we now use these templates as protection until delivery. At delivery our team delivers the finished teak deck, signed Auto-CAD supported drawings of the as built surfaces, cleaning/maintenance instructions and a supply of our propriety cleaners. On this day our worldwide 24 month warranty begins.