Repair Teak in Aft Cabin Bathtub
I finally got around to the teak repair in the aft cabin bathtub of this 36 Carver Motoryacht. It wasn’t a high priority but the stars aligned and what I mean by that is that I finally went to the teak shop and bought some wood.
The yacht listed and the 2 pieces of wood in the port side corner paid the price over the last 34 years. This was not a difficult project because I had a friend helping. The hardest part was carrying the chop saw to the boat.
We removed the old pieces and used them as a template for the screw holes. One hole was where a broken off piece of wood should have been. It was a minor issue and we just made a new one.
We cleaned the tub edges and removed all the old wood stains and paper mulch left where the rotted pieces were. After some measurements we made the cuts and made sure it fit. (Hint) always cut it a little bit larger than you think it is – you can always cut more off but you can’t put it back. After fitting the pieces in place we then drilled the holes using the old pieces. Finally we used a large drill bit ad made a counter sinking opening for the screw to go flush with the wood once screwed in.
Minus the driving around and carrying the saw and parts back and forth, the project only took about 45 minutes. I still have to finish caulking it in and cleaning out the tub but for now its a handy area for storing the project supplies . . .