FlexiTeek replacement swim platform

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FlexiTeek replacement swim platform

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My replacement swim platform arrived today. The old one, made of teak, had gotten considerably thin, so I had this one made of FlexiTeek, which is a synthetic material which will get glued down. I personally think that it looks quite nice and should last a long time.

I can see that one of the corners is off a little bit, but I can assure you that I won't be sitting there staring at it in normal use with the same intensity I'm looking at it now.

I had it fabricated by Northeast Marine Solutions, who was easy to deal with. Most of the other places that I tried to deal with didn't respond to my requests for quotes.
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Awesome
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Looks great in the photo. I've a Freedom 35 and have tried sanding the strips but without great success. Ballpark replacement cost?
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Are you happy so far going with Flexiteek?

I am considering putting Flexiteek on my side decks, since the 40 years old non skid is starting to desintegrate.

Has anyone more feedback on using teak alternatives on their yachts?

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I put flexiteek in the cockpit sole and seating on my prior F-33. Was very happy with it and held up well. Only 2 comments are:
1. Its warmer in the sun then a light color (doesn't matter when using cushions on it.
2. The installation can result in some bubbles/unevenness. We had an installer do it that had done a few but probably not so many. Did a good job but with a few spots that weren't perfect. Depends how picky you are but definitely want to do it right. I dont know if I had done it myself I might have taken more time and got it perfect or maybe it really takes experience and it would have been a mess.

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In the Caribbean we have found it to be very hot to walk on. Much hotter than traditional teak. And whatever you do, make sure that you use the recommended adhesive!

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Thanks for your replies.
Hot weather won't be too much of a problem, since the boat probably will never leave lake constance. And I plan to let a professional install it. There are a few around with a lot of experience.

There are some other things on the "to buy" list first though.
So let's see when i can get to this project.

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