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Old 07-07-2011, 07:42   #31
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Re: Cork Steps - or Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

How about using battleship linoleum if for no other reason than the cool name?
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:48   #32
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Re: Cork Steps - or Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

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Did you put a varnish over them? 9 months isnt long.



Ummmmmmm, Geoffrey, why ask that question!

Ummmmmmm, ummmmmmm ummmmmmmmmmmm I haven't actually, if the truth be known, ummmmmmmmm without telling a lie, ummmmmm truthfully............. when did I say I was going to do it? .... 09-11-2009.....


I actually haven't done it yet.

I have the roll of cork, the coating, everything.... but just haven't got around to it yet.

I lead a very busy like, ya know!


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Gosh Mark, you better be careful...

Next thing ya know you will be at one of those other social events... ya know, where you stand up in front of everyone and say "Hi, my name is Mark and I am a cruiser" and then you have tea and bikkies. If you turn your life over to a higher power you could be cured.

Maybe.

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Old 09-07-2011, 06:48   #33
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Re: Cork Steps - or Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

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Did you put a varnish over them? 9 months isnt long.



Ummmmmmm, Geoffrey, why ask that question!

Ummmmmmm, ummmmmmm ummmmmmmmmmmm I haven't actually, if the truth be known, ummmmmmmmm without telling a lie, ummmmmm truthfully............. when did I say I was going to do it? .... 09-11-2009.....


I actually haven't done it yet.

I have the roll of cork, the coating, everything.... but just haven't got around to it yet.

I lead a very busy like, ya know!


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Perfect, it goes to show that not all maintenance is required. A smart fella like yourself knows what to do and more importantly what not to do.

Those old treads were serviceable for a couple more years and Mr Mark has spent the time more wisely doing what he does best - cruising!

I salute you!
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Re: Cork Steps - or Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

Or a book on time management for cruising?
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Re: Cork Steps - or Barking Up the Wrong Tree?

I hate the way it looks and it has no charm, but...

3M abrasive tape.

I've tried other things, but they didn't hold up and folks still slipped. What is the cost of a bad fall for a family member? Far too high for me. And your answer when a guest slips and says the step was too slippery is "I don't like the way 3M tape looks?"

You would think it would be hard on bare feet, but it isn't and it is far easier than jammed toes from slips.

But it has no charm. Each boat I have put it off for years, and eventually gave in a few troublesome places.
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