My boat has a teak planked cockpit, both seats and floor. It is glued down so no screws. I have never done anything to it except clean it with soap and water. After 18 years the grain was raised and the caulking was proud, so I decided to give it a light sand.
I did not have a power sander. I did a little hand sanding but found it slow and uneven. I decided to buy one of the new (to me) 5″ orbital sanders. I went to FOUR local stores to look for one. Canadian Tire had a lineup of 20+ people waiting at the door. The guy monitoring the line said it would be an hour wait to get. I went to the next place on my list, Rona. They have two stores in my area. Both had the sanders on display, but none for sale. As a last resort I went to the GIANT Home Depot store in Vancouver. The same story.
Two minutes on my phone at Amazon.ca and I found this:
It was about the same price as the units (not) for sale at the Big Boxes, but included a variety of sanding disks and buffers too. Free overnight delivery with Amazon Prime. I ordered one. In the next post I’ll show the results.