Teak Decks

Week 53. It's now getting exciting. I don't care what people say about teak decks they are starting to look fantastic. The gibes and negativity I read on forums about them does not reflect my view. Often you read the only thing a yachtsman never does twice is either buy a blue boat or buy a boat with a teak deck. Well we did both. However we have repainted the blue to a nice pearl white which looks fantastic. This week the striping arrived and next week TLC are going to help apply the Oyster arrows and stripes. This will set off the topsides a treat. Back to the deck. It's now 90% complete and I am really happy that we decided to cover the coach roof as well. I have only seen one picture of an Oyster 406 with full teak decking and that was a brochure boat. This week end my wife and I found and drilled the holes for the lights we are going to set in the deck. This little luxury is more a fun element than a necessity. The lights were bought at the London boat show in January from Calibra Marine who are the UK stockist for "Cabin" lights. When we saw them on their stand we were impressed by the quality but not the price. I remember talking to Tziona on the stand and saying they were expensive and we were going to look for others. She said "You will be back" and sure enough we were. The ones we have chosen are white LED and there will 11 of them set into the teak. When Sephina is lit up at night she will think she is a 70 foot Oyster rather than her modest 40 foot. Ok 40.5 and the 0.5 is important!