Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Cabin Sole and saloon deck...advice needed.

At some stage I will have to face the cabin sole paint project. New W42 owners were give two options for the cabin sole;

1. A full teak and holly sole at extra cost.
2. Drop in floorboards (teak and holly) which fit into the molded inserts in the hull liner.



The second option, which I have, leaves a painted white strip between the floorboards which I think looks a bit weird.



The PO was kind enough to include a complete set of new drop in boards with the boat. These have been languishing in my apartment for some time.



My two questions;

1. Any ideas on how to deal with the fiberglass strips between the boards (paint, what color, teak strip glued on, etc)?

2. What type of varnish for the new floorboards?

5 comments:

robert s said...

On the varnish, I would choose a regular tung semi-gloss varnish. Something like Epiphanes.

On the strips, not sure. If you try to color match the boards, it may still look weird.

capndeb said...

Honey Teak. Definitely.

Joe F said...

I'd leave the strips as is without replacing the whole shebang with either a plywood/veneer or (gulp!) real teak lumber and holly strips.

Tyche had a ply/veneer strip between the two main salon access panels glued and screwed to the substrate by the PO and it still came off.

BTW - will you be boxing in the mast in the salon?

The Incredible Hull said...

Thanks for all the great advice.

Re the mast. Yes I will leave it unboxed, but it will be cleaned up and may have a canvas / rope type decorative cover. My choice would be bare aluminum but I'm not the boss.

Rhys said...

Leave it and have a happier life or cover it with Lonseal Teak and Holly as close a match as you can find OR as "contrasting" a match as you can find.

http://www.lonsealspecialty.com/show_product/LONWOOD%20MARINE