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Old 24th September 2009, 05:41 AM   #1
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Thumbs down Wood Construction issues?

I am considering a Kode 80 and would probably go with the wood construction. I have seen several wood starboards with sun/weather damaged decks. The surface (epoxy?) seems to weather and then flake off. The wood underneath discolors. Is this a common problem? Is this a cosmetic only problem or can the wood get wet/rotten? What maintenance or repair is recommended to resolve this?
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Old 24th September 2009, 12:48 PM   #2
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http://www.star-board.com/forum/show...ight=acid+wood

several other threads are highlighted on the above one.
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Old 24th September 2009, 10:54 PM   #3
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My solution to this cosmetic problem is a dab of polyurethane on the light spots. The color doesn't match real well, but it protects the exposed wood. I am sure that if I tried, I could find a better color match.

I have had four wood boards and usually keep them 3-4 years, so I have had these bare spots show up on all the boards, usually after about two years. Not a big deal in my opinion and the newer model boards seem to do better than the older models.
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Old 24th September 2009, 11:00 PM   #4
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I think if you read the threads above you will find some "insight" on your question.
I'm considering the Kode as well, but would rule out the wood version.
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Old 25th September 2009, 06:09 AM   #5
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Hi, I have a 2006 FT158 wood which with time showed "damp" damage (particularly at high spots where moisture would have trapped against the board bag) - when I got a 2008 iS122 wood, before sailing I coated the "wood" area with 2 coats of exterior/marine grade varnish. To-date no signs of damage or separation of the coats (board stored similarly to the FType - i.e. badly!). Only wished I gone with one coat, as the non-slip is slightly too slippy now! For what it's worth ...
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