Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Yeocomico River, VA
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Sorry for replying so late.....I just did a check of old posts.....
The floor came out great. Sanded with 220 grit (changing the paper often), vacuumed up everything, waited an hour to let the dust settle, shut the deck hatches, and tacked the floor in stages as I applied the finish, workingmyself back to the companionway. I'm going to stick with Helmsman's because it's easy to use, readily available, and inexpensive. It's also not a slick as I may have indicated in an earlier post. On my 28, we had curved flooring and we slipped easily. On the 38, everything is flat and I don't notice any slipperiness. We had the boat on a 25 degree heel on Sunday and we walked around with no problems.
I think that regardless of the finish, everything will be slippery if wet (except the nonskid that they use in the Navy - that stuff takes off skin!)
Sabre 38 "Victoria"