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post #48 of Old 07-19-2013
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Re: What do you have on your cabin sole?

As I have been looking at boats I have seen a lot with some kind of carpet, and every single one that I was on and lifted the carpet to look under it, the sole needed attention. Also I just think that getting salt out of carpet would be something I would hate, I mean how many of you carry a large Kirby or Electrolux along on the boat, a shop vac maybe, and a small one at that, but something made to lift soil and salt and other stuff out of carpet?

Also I went on three boats in one day last month, one had carpet and it was very obvious a cat had lived on the boat, it smelled like a lion's den. The other two had teak and holly soles, one had a cat on it when I was on it and I did not smell anything out of the ordinary. Wood and pets = good, carpet and pets = bad.

Besides that wood is prettier.

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