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Re: What do you have on your cabin sole?
My Catalina 309 had a tough, vinyl floor over fiberglass. Put down a rug to warm it up a little. How ya gonna beat that?
Now, I'm sailing a Catalina 28 with a fiberglass floor with a grippy texture. On top of that is a custom cut, edged, and loose fitting carpet. The boat came from Catalina with fitted carpet in gray, and the PO thought it looked dingy and replaced it with blue. To make it a little more interesting, I put a small, patterned rug down in the middle of the cabin.
My boat's in Michigan, though, not the tropics.
Back in the day of wooden powerboats, you could buy a forty foot Chris Craft for a thousand a foot. Or, you could buy a Huckins for at least twice that. The Huckins had curtains for doors (to keep the weight down), and the floors were linoleum. Moral of story, when it came to the trade-off between glitz vs. function, they had the guts to choose function.