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dmarion
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Initially Posted - 04/20/2021 :  10:17:15  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The surface of the floor under the cockpit (aft) is scratched in several places. This is the result of dragging the battery and other stuff. I use the place to store various objects.
As it looks like gelcoat, I am wondering if I could use a compound with a buffer to erase those surface scratches and then wax everything just like we do with the hull. A good idea or do you have a better one? I promise to be more careful in the future.... :-)
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Daniel Marion
Zendo
Cat 250 WB 2001 Hull #592
Valleyfield, QC,
Canada

Voyager
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Response Posted - 04/21/2021 :  20:07:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Daniel, I think it would be very worthwhile to clean and restore the gelcoat and non-skid on the cabin sole, BUT I would not advise that you put any wax of one sort or another on the floor. You could slip on it and get injured.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Milford, CT
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dmarion
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Response Posted - 04/22/2021 :  03:52:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Bruce.

Daniel Marion
Zendo
Cat 250 WB 2001 Hull #592
Valleyfield, QC,
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zeil
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Response Posted - 04/22/2021 :  09:50:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Suggest to cover the aft floor area with economical, insulating, anti-slip, removable, interlocking, fatigue mats available anywhere including Home-depot and Wall-mart stores

When moving heavy objects, like batteries, use an old towel to slide things easily over the mats.


Henk & Johanna
Mariah '96 C250WB #191
......... '00 C250WK #499
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dmarion
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Response Posted - 04/22/2021 :  10:54:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Will do. Thanks.

Daniel Marion
Zendo
Cat 250 WB 2001 Hull #592
Valleyfield, QC,
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 04/22/2021 :  12:19:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You say under the cockpit... meaning the aft berth? There isn't much danger of slipping or falling there--do whatever pleases you. If you're not using the cushions, How 'bout a piece of carpet

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic, CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV,
Now on Eastern 27 Sarge (but still sailing when I can).

Passage, Mystic, and Sarge--click to enlarge.

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 04/22/2021 12:20:02
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Voyager
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Response Posted - 04/22/2021 :  12:58:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is that the quarterberth? Ohhh! I thought it was the cockpit sole (floor). Carpet is nice in that spot provided it stays dry. Leaks happen.

Bruce Ross
Passage ~ SR-FK ~ C25 #5032

Port Captain Milford, CT
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