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Cockpit floor needs finishing, Help!

I've just about finished replacing the rotten plywood core of the cockpit in my Tanzer 22. I still want to put a final layer of cloth/resin on the top of everything but after that I'm a bit vague.
I'm trying to figure out what final finish I need to put on.
I expect my surface will be epoxy resin/some epoxy fairing compound.
I've stripped the previous owner's paint, and the gelcoat no skid pattern so I have a relatively smooth surface.

I'm not looking for perfection but it should look ok. My boat is almost 40 years old.
I can't imagine putting a shiny surface because it needs to have some non skid but then ???

I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to refinishing and I don't have spray set up.

I sail in Lake Ontario and the boat is out of the water in winter but the cockpit gets wet.

Anyone have a favourite material?

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I like Interlux Intergrip additive. add it to paint and roll it on- provides a really nice non-skid that matches the paint colour of the rest of the cockpit exactly because it is the same paint.

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Nice Blog!

I will look into this. Matching colour is a good thing.
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Chris you may be able to roll a piece of window screen on a paint roller and roll it on the cured but still soft epoxy. Timing would be important because there is a point when it's still soft but not tacky. Then paint with epoxy primer first. many paints won't stick to epoxy very well. Just a thought...

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Have a look at SeaDek Marine Products. A small pad overlaid on you cockpit floor may be just what you need.

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