Perhaps just over an hour at the boat and an hour at home. I'll explain.
Shoal Survivor came with Dri-Deck in the cockpit; certainly durable as hell, functional... and ugly. More than that, we found it exceptionally painful on bare feet and when kneeling to do anything engine related (lock down, pump primer, check the oil) or locker related. I saw the snap-together tiles installed in a Gemini and thought "that's just plain obvious." He had used tiles from IKEA, but I opted for teak from a different source. Much the same, but perhaps the teak will last longer.
So, instead of doing real carpentry, I cheated by using these.
The screws are steel and must be replaced; and hour of pre-work with a rechargable drill. 400 - 1/2-inch #6 brass screws are required. Give that the cockpit is well protected we expect minimal maintenance, but we'll add some fresh pictures to this post in a year or so.
Monday, August 1, 2011
Drew over at Sail Delmarva has been working on his PDQ 32 again. Here he shows us how to make a teak cockpit floor for $145 and an hour or so of your life...