Received a shipment of plastic teak last week. Admittedly, it does not look like real teak. In fact it does not look like any species of wood at all, except... maybe... plastic wood.
Purchased from PlasTeak, it is made from recycled plastic, resistant to UV, and is quite durable. This is the stock to be used for the bulwark caprail and the outer hull rub-rail. It is lighter, and bends more freely than real teak hardwood. We have had a test piece installed on the caprail, exposed to the weather for a couple years now, and it looks the same as the day it was installed.
Hope to start installing this over the next few weeks.
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