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Is there any book on maintaining teak/ painting?
Posted: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 10:00 PM
Joined: 18/12/2013
Posts: 8

Hi guys,

I am joining the deck department after been sailing as a 2nd eng on a superyacht for 2 years, and was wondering if there is any good material about basic teak maintenance, and painting maintenance. Or even better, if there is anywhere to enrole in a course in Ft Lauderdale.


Posted: Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:33 AM
Joined: 20/07/2011
Posts: 7

Your boatswain should have this knowledge. Ask him!!
Posted: Friday, December 20, 2013 8:40 PM
Joined: 01/06/2008
Posts: 1061

Lol, there's nearly as many opinions and systems as there are boats, it's an industry unto itself even. Every captain has a preferred way, if you're on a boat big enough to have a bosun, they have their opinion as well. There's probably a hundred books on the subject and infinite magazine articles in places like Wooden Boat magazine.

If you're starting out in it, I would suggest you follow the instructions you are given and READ THE INSTRUCTIONS that come with the product system you are given to use. One bit of universal advice is "Use quality brushes and keep a clean brush damp with the appropriate thinner handy for tipping off."

Posted: Sunday, December 29, 2013 1:13 AM
Joined: 07/09/2011
Posts: 14

Pinmar does a course that I think we would be pretty cool to take as they know their stuff. I know they do it in Palma and I think they offer it in Ft. Lauderdale now too
Posted: Thursday, January 9, 2014 10:29 PM
Joined: 18/12/2013
Posts: 8

Thanks for the reply guys.

I have written Pinmar ages ago, but got no answer. I knew about the courses in Europe, but I am in Canada at the moment and will be in Ft. Lauderdale in a few weeks.I will rely on the botswain then (and learn as I go).

Thanks again for the replies.

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