refinishing teak and holly boat flooring
Teak and Holly 4' x 8' covered plywood sheets used for boat building in the 70's and earlier, had a decent amount of the "upper layer", the Good Stuff; Teak an d Holly. The suppliers of today don't even use Holly for the light wood strips! They use cheap crap. Holly is too expensive cause there are few trees left standing.
Dear Boat Doctor, I have a 1989 34-foot Pacific Seacraft. Part of the teak-and-holly sole needs refinishing. What is the best way to do go about this? Richard Berg, MD Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan. Dear Richard, Most modern boats use a veneered teak-and-holly plywood.
This is also on my to do list. My floor is 3/4" plywood with a veneer of teak and holly. Most of the floor is in very good condition. But the floor in the galley and by the chart table needs lots of help. I am planning on using a stripper to remove the old finish and then a very light sanding by hand with 220.
Characteristics of Teak and Holly Plywood. As its name implies, this plywood is made with both teak and holly wood for an attractive, contrasting look. Wider bands of teak are separated with narrow bands of holly or other white wood such as ramin or white maple. It’s important to note that even when holly isn’t the white wood species used ...
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My Endeavor had a fiberglass floor so I did not have to worry about refinishing. I did replace the teak veneer and all 10 ports. The teak veneer was varnished with high gloss after sanding. Be careful if you sand--the teak veneer is very thin. However, on the new (used) Tartan 37 we have teak and holly veneer flooring.
Wood Products. Teak-Holly Plywood: (Holly is the white line. used in the cabin-sole. process, but is rarely the. actual 'Holly' species. It is a white maple or Ramin (or similar) white wood used