1974 Sea Raider hardtop express with twin inboards .
by Robert Fraser
(Walkerton Ontario Canada)
We want to know what the best way is to go about replacing the decking on our 1974 Trojan Sea Raider.
The original teak deck had been covered over and is now in a terrible mess.
As it will all need to come off where do we start and what can we use as an under layer of decking before finishing off with teak?
Trojan Sea Raider Express,Teak Decking
by Robert C Fraser
(Walkerton, Ontario, Canada)
I have received great info so far from other members on this site.
I would appreciate it if anyone else has any information and be willing to share it.
I will be posting several pictures of our 1974 Trojan Sea Raider Hard Top Express, showing her condition.
The boat is a hand laid fiberglass hull with teak decks.
Some previous owner had the great idea of putting cheap house type plywood over the teak decks, which has caused lots of damage.
Due to my lower back being very bad over the last summer I have not been able to begin any restoration work.
But we have the great fortune of being able to have the boat at our, just purchased, home with a solid 50 by 30, or more width driveway.
And a great back shed, big enough for all repairs and wood cutting to be done inside.
This has been a dream home to get and perfect for the restoration.
I will be transporting the boat up from the Detroit River to our own sound in the spring.
I will then stop at the nearest marina or have her trucked up and blocked up at our home.
Would anyone else be able to share their experience of repairing or replacing the teak decking on fiberglass hulled Trojan.
And also, any advice on the best type of decking to install, either teak only or one of the new types of decking.
Thank you in advance for you time in reading this and for any information on this type of restoration work which I have planned out to do in the spring time.
Robert C Fraser