My 34ft sailing boat has a teak deck (bonded fortunately, not screwed), which needs replacing. After removing it, I'm thinking of either painting the deck with non-skid paint or (probably) putting Treadmaster down. I'm looking for some advice:
a) What is the teak normally stuck down with, is it Sikaflex or similar material?
b) Rather than remove the stanchions, cleats etc, could I carefully cut / chisel around them, leaving their teak base in place?
c) Assuming the deck was bonded down with sealant, how can I remove the old sealant (i.e. is there a chemical solvent which I can safely use)?
d) With my own time being a bit limited, does anyone have any idea how much it would cost to have someone remove the deck for me (e.g. cost per sq mt)? The side deck and foredecks are teak, and also the cockpit seats.
Any advice greatly appreciated, thanks.