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12-16-2013 11:27 AM
pdqaltair
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.
12-16-2013 08:49 AM
Zoya
Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

Keeping her in the water, I have a quick engine de-winterizing system and try to take her out a few times during the winter.
12-15-2013 11:15 PM
jlasail
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

Thierry, Thanks for your response, i will go for teak in cockpit if I can still make the modification.
Did you take your boat off the water for the winter?
12-15-2013 08:16 PM
Zoya
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

Hello JL... As long as you don't mind leaving your teak go to natural grey, I don't see much maintenance issue with a teak cockpit floor. Just brush with a teak cleaner and rinse a couple times a year. The only downside of an all weathered grey teak cockpit is that they look a bit sad... My benches are teak, cockpit floor is white polyester. Floor is easy to maintain but get dirty quick unless you enforce the shoe police 100% which I don't...
12-04-2013 10:35 PM
jlasail
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

Thank you all for these helpful inputs.
Jl
12-04-2013 02:25 PM
newhaul
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

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
12-04-2013 09:38 AM
chucklesR
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

Teak is better looking, a natural non-skid too. I would prefer a removable teak deck, not one bonded, and certainly not one screwed in.
12-04-2013 05:18 AM
SVAuspicious
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

I have teak cockpit sole, seats, and *ahem* decks. I haven't found the maintenance to be a problem. Regular moppings, even in brackish water seem to be fine. Work across the grain as much as possible. Every couple of years I use Boracol on the deck. I don't bother in the cockpit.
12-04-2013 02:26 AM
blt2ski
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

I'd get rid of the teak on the seats if I could! NO teak on a deck or seat etc, other than handrails......

Marty
12-04-2013 12:10 AM
Lou452
Re: Teak or plastic cockpit floor?

plastic for me. Opinion it will last longer. Not as nice to look at. How many are going to see your floor ? You will have to be happy. I do not think it will matter that much as long as you and the crew are happy.
Good day, Lou
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