Teakwood is rich in color and timeless on your boat or garden. Teak wood is treasured as the best suited wood for use aboard boats, as decking on ships and as the choice material for premier outdoor furniture.
However these uses present the harshest of environments. Over time the sun and weather will cause surface erosion leading to discoloration, mildew, graying etc….
Many people enter our shop with the question how to prevent the teak will go grey without working day and night on the boat cleaning it?
There are a variety of “teak oils” on the market for the protection of teak, these usually consist of linseed or tung oil mixed with mineral spirits. When first applied to the wood these oils impart a nice finish to the wood, but left outdoors teak oils wear away in weeks and requires re-coating. With each re-coat the oiled finish becomes darker and the surface becomes sticky and collects dirt. The organic waste from these oils provides a wonderful garden patch for the growth of mold and mildrew. In a very short period of time the wood requires a complete re-cleaning.
Varnish, polyurethane and polymer finishes apply a coating to the wood that will eventually be pushed off by the natural teak oil coming to the surface. The owner is then faced with the major job of stripping and sanding the teak before re-finishing.
If teak has been allowed to weather, the grey and any mildew must be removed before finishing the wood. The cleaning process is harsh on the wood and may contribute to a rough surface if repeated many times.
When teak is newly milled or has been sanded with a mechanical sander the heat from those processes will burnish or polish the natural oils in the wood. The dust created from sanding teak is very fine and oily, and it will clog the pores of the wood. These two phenomena cause the “waxy” feeling the wood has when it is new. This burnished oil and dust must be removed piror to finishing. The finish will not soak into the burnished areas and the dust will absorb the finish and eventually be washed away causing a blotchy appearance.
To clean weathered teak, Carpintero Naval Patrick Klee offers SEMCO Two Part Teak Cleaner. This product is easy to use and will produce dramatic results.
To preserve the teak in its natural color for an extended period of time, we are proud to offer SEMCO Teak Sealer, SEMCO Teak Sealer is a solvent based teak finish with water like viscosity containing pigments, midewide, UV inhibitors and moisture protection. SEMCO does not contain silicone, varnish, polymers or exotic oils.
When SEMCO Teak Sealer is properly applied to teak, the wood will look as if it has nothing on it, yet it will not turn gray or support the growth of mildew. Surface soil can be washed away with mild detergent, and with seasonal recoating the teak will be preserved in its natural state for many years.
If you still have doubts about our work please look at our last project photo (Before and after Semco cleaning and sealing). We cleaned and 2 x sealed this deck. For the coming 6 months there will be no maintenance necessary. After 6 months we will have check on this deck. When the first few grey small spots will disappear (Between 6 months and a year, depends on the weather conditions and cleanings you have done on the deck) we won’t need to clean it again and 2x seal your deck again. We will only have to seal it with one coat for the next 6 months.
For more information about cleaning and sealing your deck (or your terras) please pass by our shop or call us. We will pass by your boat or garden to check the status of the wood. We will do a test so you can right away see the result and offer you a quote to clean and seal your deck.
Important is that if we clean and seal your deck you can’t be walking on your deck for 3 days! So off season will be the right time to do this or during the week…the weekends are of course to enjoy your boat!
Let me remind you of our winter rebate! When you will treat your deck between October and April we will give you a 10% rebate on all working hours!
Hope to see you soon in our shop, have a great summer!
Patrick and Brenda
Carpintero Naval Patrick Klee
Avnd. Joan Fuster 2B
03700 Denia (Alicante)
When the temperature rises in Denia to a record in July….the boats are sailing out to enjoy a new summer here at the beautiful Costa Blanca. In this time of the year, we do not think about the maintenance of the boat. No, not at all…we enjoy the summer and navigate to the most beautiful places…that’s on the agenda!
And you are right!
Carpintero Naval is also participating! We will be closed from the 14th of August till the 11th of September. (Only for emergencies you can always call us) but big projects such as for example a new teak deck we won’t do in high-summer. Not only because we also want to enjoy the summer but also because the products in full sun won’t give the quality where we stand for.
After the summer a fresh start! The best time of the year will be winter time to put a new teak deck on your boat, replace joints or do repairs to the deck. The temperature is ideal and also important there is time! The last few years we have noticed that a lot of projects we do are last minute just before the summer starts.
You should know that this is a huge challenge for us every year. Also the last few years the projects are getting bigger and bigger. To maintain the quality of the work we want to deliver but also to guarantee the time/planning we are trying to get the work from “Last minute” to the winter time. So not from March till July but from October till February.
After you have enjoyed the summer with some beautiful memories with your boat you will have a fresh memory of what needs to be done for maintenance on your boat. After the summer we have time to visit your boat with you to make a rapport about the condition your boat is in. What is the quality of your teak deck? What maintenance has to be done on your boat this winter? We will advice you about all the work what needs to be done.
Just to make sure that not like last years all the maintenance will be done last minute before summer, we decided to give you this winter 2017/2018 a free maintenance rapport for your teak deck incl. a rebate of 10% when you approve the maintenance rapport to be done between October and February.
For more information you can give Patrick a call or pass by the shop. We are open from Monday till Saturday in the morning from 9.30-13.30 hours.
Un Saludo but most of all have a nice summer!
Enjoy the summer and we hope to see you in the winter, t get your boat on track again for the next beautyful summer to come!
Carpintero Naval, has grown these years to a High quality teak business in Denia and is also sinds July 2015 the first distributer of Bostik Marine products in Spain.
Patrick Klee as a Carpinter Specialized in Marine started 15 years ago, today it’s grown in high season with 5-6 people working full time on teak decks, having a shop in Denia for meeting each other, selling quality wood and Bostik Marine Adhesives products with all quality at number one!
Please do not hesitate to pass by and meet Patrick or Brenda at the shop where you can also find and buy all products of teak to be used in the Marine world for example: Bostik Adhesives, First class Teak for teak decks, Marine Ply, ARC Marine Teak Accessoires, Epifanes Yacht coating, Dulon 1,2,3 cleaning, Epoxi and Boat vision small (stainless) materials.
We are proud to pronounce we are also preferred reseller of ARC Marine! The ultimate lifestyle in watersports. ARC Marine One of the world’s foremost suppliers of teakwood shipping and yachting equipment, ship’s lighting, director’s chairs, brass hinges and locks and other watersports accessories. Already since 1973 in the pleasure cruising sector, marinas and shipyards have chosen for the high quality, luxury, reliability and durability. We’ve got a catalogue of all products we deliver in Spain. You can get one at the shop!
Last but not least! We Bostik Marine Distributor of Spain are expanding the standard product’s in our shop. Besides the adhesives we also have cleaners, primers, 2 component adhesive and of course the materials to work with all of Bostik Marine Products!
A Note From Patrick Klee:
Welcome to my shop. Let’s make it a one stop shop showroom with quality products and knowledge to share!
Next month we will be at Mets, Amsterdam. Sharing all products and projects with other specialists worldwide. Will you be there too? If so, please lets meet at the Mets!
When back of the Mets we will share all new innovations in the Marine World in a new newsletter but also on our new website (working on it as we speak and will be launched begin 2016)!
Carpintería Naval Patrick Klee esta en la Ferria Marina de Denia! | Patrick Klee | LinkedIn
Este fin de semana (del 29-4 hasta el 02-05) Carpintería Naval Patrick Klee esta en la ferria de la Marina de Denia/Salón Náutico de Dénia. Un precioso stand con muebles de teca, accesorios de ARC Marine, suelos de teca y porsupuesto Bostik Adhesives!
A total refit of the Corby 26 “Samurai” to get him back on course! | Patrick Klee | Pulse | LinkedIn
This summer no beach or relaxing….Carpintero Naval Patrick Klee has a new project: A total refit of the Corby 26, named “Samurai”. Samurai is famous of winning many regattas all around the world but was left in the harbour of Denia without any good maintenance because the owner has health problems and could not take care of it any more.
The owner built the boat with the architect of Corby himself. He would love to sail once more on the Samurai…..We could not refuse his wish. We bought the boat and are now working on it to make his wish come true. Ones more we will sail out and challenge a regatta with the Samurai and Gerard Fitzpatrick!
Some detailed information about the Samurai: The Yacht Samurai is 7.9 meters. No. Irl 2026 47/7. Model Corby 26. weight 2 tons. Built in Dublin 2000 by Gerard Fitzpatrick with the designer and architect John Corby Cowes i.o.w. Samurai has an engine. Yanmar 10HP no. 0113.
June 2016: Status quo of the Samurai?
Engine turns but doesn’t start, probable the valves are not closing.
Engine supports are rotten.
Looks like all the riggings needs to be replaced.
Around the mast we need to do wood replacements and in the cockpit as well.
The floor of the cockpit is very instable
2 places on the hull need fibreglass work
Cockpit is full of black mold
Inside the cockpit the banks need to be replaced
July 2016: Work done!?
Cockpit has been cleaned no mold anymore
Cockpit has been sanded
We took all the (most Harkan) hardware off the boat to clean, repair and oil it.
We’ve cleaned the gill of the boat totally
Orderded new Harkan maintenance material, orderded Epifanes, Orderded Bostik and FEQ Teak, waiting for delivery!
August/September 2016: What more to do?
Repair the engine and make new engine supports
Replace riggings when the mast will be down
Wood replacement where necessary on the boat
Replace the cockpit floor
Fixe two places on the hull with fibreglass and paint the hull
New teak deck
New small windows for light in the cockpit
The end of October 2016: With the wind still warm here in Spain we hope to let the Samurai back in to the waters of Spain and go for a first adventure!
For now….we stop informing. Work to be done! Loads and loads of work!
June 2016, Carpintero Naval Patrick Klee was there @ The Round of Texel!
Round Texel | Patrick Klee | Pulse | LinkedIn
The World’s largest catamaran event. Approximately 500 catamarans, including the world’s best yachtsmen, attempt to sail around the island as fast as they can. The start, at “Paal 17”, is spectacular.
The Ronde om Texel (Round Texel) is a regatta for catamarans around the island of Texel in The Netherlands. Round Texel was first organized in 1978. In that year Sigi Lach (from Germany) won in a Hobie 14 in a field of 84 participants. Since then the race grown into the biggest catamaran race in the world with an annual average of 600 cats participating. The race has its start and finish near Paal 17 on the North Sea and is approximately 100 kilometers long. It is organized once a year on a Saturday in June. The race starts an hour before high tide to ensure that there is enough water to pass the high mud flats northeast of the island. This tidal prerequisite determines the date that is chosen each year for the event.
Strong tidal currents and variable winds around the island make Round Texel a highly tactical race that has been won alternately by professional sportsmen and skilled outsiders. Notable winners have been Reginald White, the first multihull Olympic champion, who won Round Texel in 1994 at the age of 59. In 2003 the trophy went to Darren Bundock, world champion in several multihull classes in 2003, 2004 and 2005. The 30th anniversary race on June 23, 2007 was won by Darren Bundock and Glenn Ashby from Australia in a F18 Hobie Tiger. Line honours were won in 2007 and 2008 by Xander Pols and Tjiddo Veenstra. In 2009 they took a second place in the line honours ranking.
The female helm Carolijn Brouwer and her crew Wouter Samama made history after finishing on the 10th of June 2012 in 3hours, 10 mins and 35 seconds placing first overall and becoming the first female helmsman to win. Brouwer: ‘We were already gone at the starting gun. Wouter checked the line well and said I just had to go. He told me not to look over the shoulders, but I did it secretly. That was an enjoyment.”‘In the gusts we got some height in order to stay out of the surf. Only after fifteen minutes, Xander Pols past us. We really haven’t seen any other F18’s around us. It was quite exciting at the VC-buoy, because we were double trapezing and sometimes you hit the ground there, so we put on the brakes a bit. However, later on at Oudeschild we really got stuck.” When asked how this success feels, Brouwer says: ‘This is amazing. We went for it, but this is better than expected. Finally a normal Round Texel Race, because last year we were already hit and broken before the start.’
With proud we sponsor a young sailor Jacobo Miguel who has lost his hearth to sailing his catamaran everywhere in the world. For a young sailor in the toughest regatta of the world he can be proud that he could participate with this regatta!
Lets sail to the next regatta!
We as sponsor “Carpintero Naval Patrick Klee” will be there again to support you!