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Old 04-14-2020, 09:14 AM   #21
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what is the advantage of teak flooring
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Old 04-14-2020, 09:20 AM   #22
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what is the advantage of teak flooring


Teak is strong, and very water resistant. Does not splinter, and in a shower, keeps your feet out of the water and soap scum in the bottom of the shower pan that is going down the drain.

Itís very easy to maintain and clean. A coat of teak oil once a year or so keeps it looking beautiful.

Those of us that have Ďmessed about in boatsí love the stuff for grates, decking and other wooden items. My dad once captained a yacht built entirely of teak. Beautiful boat.
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Where can one purchase a teak shower mat? Does it need to be cut-to-fit, or do they come in customized AS shower sizes?
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Where can one purchase a teak shower mat? Does it need to be cut-to-fit, or do they come in customized AS shower sizes?
https://airstreamsupplycompany.com/s...k-shower-mats/

Teakworks4U sold to another company who now distributes these through Airstream Supply. About the same price.
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If you don't have an Airstream project in mind, but do have a sewing machine or a serger, maybe try making a few of these for yourself, family, friends, etc.?

I found an article a while back that said the best "paper towels" to insert into a mask for added filtration are shop towels from either Harbor Freight (Tool Box brand) or Zep brand. Something constructive to do. Even a novice like me should be able to crank out a few of these.
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While I was working on the signal booster in the Airstream and other honey-do items, Jan was busy on the neighborhood mask project.
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Just finished re-cutting the lower half with sisal wheel and black bar. After a dozen stormy trips to the mountain on our salty roads it was thrashed. Now I will go over the whole thing with G6, seal it and hope it lasts.

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No slipping. Keeps your feet out of the soap, etc.
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Where can one purchase a teak shower mat? Does it need to be cut-to-fit, or do they come in customized AS shower sizes?
If you have a marine salvage yard near you, you can pick up 1" x 1" pieces of teak cheaply to make your own. Otherwise you pay a premium for ones for the pre-built ones. Or you can go to Amazon and get one and then cut to size for less. I made mine from scratch.
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'63 Safari bathroom renovation

I got this 1963 Safari 6 months ago, to add to many more cheap projects I couldnt say 'NO' to. I paid $3000.00 for it. It is certainly weather - worn but the floors are solid except of course the bathroom. I've been steadily working on it for the past couple weeks and have got everything removed, old floors out, new floors cut, frame cleaned up & coated with corroseal. I also removed the ceiling cap & popped a dent out that was on the back, side roof. I'm currently just waiting on 2 new frame cross members to weld in. A local fabrication shop is making them for me. Then back to putting everything together!
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Man, I love that teak floor. Looks great. Is that something I can purchase somewhere ? Or, did you make it ?

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We actually started in January (after hunting season) with the goal of having the bedroom area finished by May 1, our first scheduled camping trip. Removed the wall and insulation to repair the ONE leak (yea, RIGHT!). Ended up removing all the walls and insulation to, well, you know! Also removed the floor. Now have the leakssssss stopped, wiring repaired, new insulation installed in walls and floor. Next is installing the new aluminum walls and bamboo flooring!

Camping trip was cancelled, so have a little more time to get this "project" finished. After camping season, we plan to move on to the bath and beyond. Woo Yoo!!! Wish us luck!!
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We actually started in January (after hunting season) with the goal of having the bedroom area finished by May 1, our first scheduled camping trip. Removed the wall and insulation to repair the ONE leak (yea, RIGHT!). Ended up removing all the walls and insulation to, well, you know! Also removed the floor. Now have the leakssssss stopped, wiring repaired, new insulation installed in walls and floor. Next is installing the new aluminum walls and bamboo flooring!



Camping trip was cancelled, so have a little more time to get this "project" finished. After camping season, we plan to move on to the bath and beyond. Woo Yoo!!! Wish us luck!!


Iím removing all sealant on the roof and windows. Resealing all and installing aluminum tape over the new sealant on the roof for just an extra protection. Ours is a 2009 and havenít resealed it since new. New Goodyear Endurance tires, checked brake pads. Installed TST Pressure system on trailer. We are ready to go in a few days AZ may move into Phase One later this month. Cross the fingers.
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Hi! What type bags do you use to vacuum pack? It seems the ones I used always ended up leaking air which defeats the purpose. Thanks!!
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WindyJim,

thanks for your service. My boat (SSN 754) didnít have any of that lovely teak. I think the only piece of wood on the entire hull was the jackstaff for the colors lol!

That teak shower pan looks nice .... need to look for it this summer.

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Unrelated to Airstream I thought I would share some teak comments.


The first submarine I was on was a WWII sub. They had teak decking. Teak is more dense than sea water, such that if blown off with depth charges the teak sinks instead of floating to the surface. I was at the helm in the conning tower when a 'pseudo' depth charge was dropped on us and it sounded like someone hit the front of the conning tower with a sledge hammer. When we later surfaced we found some of the teak was blown off.


Submarine was the SS-339, USS Catfish, later sold to the Argentinians and renamed the Santa Fe, then sank by the British during the Falkland Island war.
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