Tuesday 4 September 2012

A 1956 Dragon gets new teak cockpit floor grates

They needed re making, as the old mahogany ones had passed their prime, cost wise to replace with the same wood was the cheaper option but in the long run teak was the choice. We had the right quality in stock, a timber yard did the machine work and Will did the joinery, as you can see he did an excellent job!

One margin board still has to be fitted, the planks are a healthy 16mm thick, this means better support and a longer life.

The Dragon class sailing boat is a day sailer only, this one sailed in the 1957 Olympics in Melbourne,Australia.

Genuine teak (tectona grandis) requires no sealant or varnish.

Will has done a great job of shaping and fitting this cockpit sole, the owner just loves the look and feel of real teak on his feet.

How nice is that!