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boaterguy posted 10-13-2001 01:54 PM ET (US)   Profile for boaterguy   Send Email to boaterguy  
im looking for a used montauk and many I looked at had small cracks in the floors is this something that can be fixed? Any suggestions on restoring weathered teak?
acseatsri posted 10-13-2001 02:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for acseatsri  Send Email to acseatsri     
The cracks you see are probably just in the gelcoat, not sure if they could be fixed economically, nor whether they're worth the bother. Before trying any harsh cleaners on the teak, just try a couple coats of teak oil and see if it comes back to life. Mine did quite nicely, although it wasn't really bad to begin with.
John from Madison CT posted 10-13-2001 04:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for John from Madison CT  Send Email to John from Madison CT     
Boaterguy,

Hi again ! Based on my experience looking for Montauks too, there seemed to be a correlation between the amount of use a boat had and the amount of hairline cracks in the floor. I found some decent Montauks in my quest, but those darn cracks just stuck in my mind when I was contemplating a particular boat.
BTW, one boat I almost bought was from WhalerAl from LI, NY. He has a nice boat with a '96 Evinrude 90hp, trailer for $8500. (the hull is a '85) Aside from a few too many floor spider cracks, it's a decent boat worth looking into. I was a hair away from buying it but chose the one at Boats Inc. instead. The 90 Yammie on the one I bought was probably the reason that put it over the top. (I'm a huge Yamaha fan)

John

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