Boat Flooring

Cockpit Floors

My just-finished set of cockpit floor grates for Paul Brother’s Catalina 320. If you have never had floor boards or grates for the cockpit, they are a joy to have. Not only do they look elegant but they are very functional. First the dirt from your shoes or feet fall below the boards or grates. more »

Floorboards

Mike, Thanks for the teak cockpit sole.  As you can see from the photos it fits perfectly and looks great!   Thanks so much.  Just wonderful! Very nice woodworking – I was impressed with the finished product.  Very skillfully done. Best, Jamie   more »

Grating Sysetem for Cockpits

Cruising Concepts just shipped it’s first Island Packet cockpit floor grate to Panama for an IP  350 and here is what the customer just sent us:   You both are the very best!!!! Look at that beauty……..   Alexis A. Arjona L. Vicepresidente Senior y Gerente General more »

Oil and Varnish After Treatments

After all the sanding and polishing to the desired finish often I will apply a wax as not only a sealer but as a non stick surface. Too often a hinged leaf may make contact with the varnished edge of the main table. The problem is that the two finished surfaces will stick and bond more »

Finishing With Teak Oil

If you are interested in a satin finish requiring low maintenance then an oil finish is the way to go. After the penetrating oil for two coats and plenty of drying time for two days, flood the surface with oil and wet and just lightly with 320 sandpaper touch the surface all over. This is more »

Finishing Teak 2.0

We have already gotten to the point of having finished with the penetrating oil and letting it cure. The next step is to decide whether to finish with oil or varnish. First we will discuss finishing with oil. more »

Finishing Teak Part 1.5

Finishing teak will be discussed next after the applications of Ship N Shore. First the sealing coats must be dry. This is easily detected with the palm of the hand touching the wood surface. If the first impression is a coolness to the touch then it can go another day of drying. The assumption is more »

Oil Finishes for Teak

In preparing for oil finishes I use Daly’s Seafin “Ship N Shore” penetrating oil before any other finishing. After sanding I apply a soaking coat and wait 30 minutes before applying a second coat. The first coat is usually absorbed entirely. The second coat sits on the surface mostly and makes sure that all areas more »


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