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Whitecap posted 01-29-2002 10:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for Whitecap   Send Email to Whitecap  
I have a 1985 22' Outrage. I am considering replacing all the teak( doors and gunnels) with starboard. Anyone ever done it and how did you like it?
OutrageMan posted 01-30-2002 08:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for OutrageMan  Send Email to OutrageMan     
I had the wood "trap" doors in both aft deck corners replaced with starboard on my 91 22'. and I thought it was a good thing. Worked well.


hauptjm posted 01-30-2002 11:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
george nagy posted 01-30-2002 01:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I'm interested in your old teak.
hauptjm posted 01-30-2002 01:34 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
George since you were first to ask, it's yours. But, if you don't need all of it, I may be interested in the scraps.
george nagy posted 01-30-2002 02:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
Well it is really up to whitecap but I'm interested mainly in the doors and door frames.
hauptjm posted 01-30-2002 02:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for hauptjm    
I'm just interested in the teak itself. Let's see if there is a bite.
witness posted 01-30-2002 03:21 PM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
I have used the starboard material for several applications and in both black and white "colors", and plan to use it for several more projects, but... I can't imagine it being a good replacement for the teak on your gunnels, unless and only "iff" the wood is totally rotted out, and "iff" you are interested in durablity and not looks. Starboard, especially the light colors seems to get very dirty looking (or at least looks stained) and it does not clean up like fiberglass, or painted surfaces, or even wood, for that matter. I wouldn't say that it scratches easy, but it sorta does, not deep, but more on the surface. Plus, it doesn't "polish" well, or i don't know how to polish it. I have thought about replacing my teak with it, but now don't think that it is a good idea, except in areas were it is not seen. This might be an over-generalization, but maybe not...
DavidM posted 02-05-2002 10:12 PM ET (US)     Profile for DavidM  Send Email to DavidM     
I have an 88 18 Outrage, replaced all teak with starboard. Call Fin Addict, 919-989-6813, or 919-894-1944. Owners name, Brown Towls, he does custom marine starboard, did a great job on gunnels. They will have a seam about midway,but looks like a factory job. He is a Whaler fan, and has starboard kits for several size Whalers. He did mine about 3-4 years ago, and while my friends are working on their teak I'm out on the water. Teak is beautiful, but lots of work. By the way, for the back of the pilot seat,had it covered with Whaler vinyl, looks great. Have done this on three Whalers, I have console teak x 2, and teak gunnels for 18 Outrage if anyone interested.
george nagy posted 02-06-2002 08:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for george nagy  Send Email to george nagy     
I'm interested!
witness posted 02-06-2002 09:07 AM ET (US)     Profile for witness  Send Email to witness     
I would love to see pictures of the replaced gunnels! Especially after several years of use. If at all possible, please email me at This has been something i've kicked around for quite some time.
DavidM posted 02-06-2002 09:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for DavidM  Send Email to DavidM     
Reference my earlier message, feel free to email concerning my starboard gunnels or the teak I have for sale,

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