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Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

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Originally Posted by newhaul View Post
I would go with the plastic floor and have a local shipwright or carpenter friend make you a teak drop in for the cockpit no glues or screws. fasteners could lead to leaks in the deck
Exactly. I love my floating floor; all of the sand and small bits drop through, keeping much out of the cabin. Several times a year I lift the deck and flush out the mess. Beats walking on grit, which I hate.

Certainly you could get fancier than this, but it illustrates how simple it can be.

Sail Delmarva: A Teak Cockpit Floor for $145.00 Plus an Hour of Your Life

The marvel is that it has stayed looking fresh, 2 years later. The plastic floor was never clean for more than 10 minutes, or so it seemed.

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