Wow thanks for all the input. I got with Tate and he doesn't like the idea of Starboard (the look and feel is cheap
to him I suppose).
Also he is afraid if we replace the floor panel completely with a grate it might squeak, and creak right there in the boat (flexing). We plan to live on the boat full time, Any one experience creaking?
His idea is to take the existing floor panel (HEAVY, thick cabin sole
, teak and holly) and cut a square or circle out of it and then install a grate into the floor panel itself..Leaving the edges of the floor panel to deal with the boats shifting and creaking.
It will also ensure that the floor panel in the shower area is flush with the cabin sole
Great find with the Cedar... I'd have to check the prices to see if it's cheaper than teak.
I will post pics later If I can remember of the process...The weather
is keeping us from really diving
back into work yet on Sundowner, so I was milling about different ideas of projects I'd like to undertake in the future.
Thanks again!! Cruisers forum is such a great resource.