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Tom Crank

I can't say that it is superior. Only time will tell. My thoughts on 5200 are that it would be more expensive and take much longer to cure. If I were to use it I would trowel it on with a notched trowel to ensure that there were no voids where water could collect. The bedding compound under my teak had failed completely but I still did not have any core issues except maybe an inch aroud each deck fill. If you have already sanded down to good wood on top you shouldn't have a thickness issue after just planing off the old bedding compound. If you are losing wood just use a carbide scraper to clean up the bottoms. I found working in sections ie forward, starboard side, etc. made it easy to keep the jigsaw puzzle straight. Just number the boards with small labels or if you aren't planing the tops just write on the board. Depending on how much material was removed during sanding you may need to cut the caulking groves deeper. One last thought, If you plan to keep your decks oiled use graphite thickened epoxy as the seam compound as most oil finishes will attack polysulphide caulk.

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