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Susan Ray

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Teak Grate in Head
« on: June 04, 2019, 03:38:02 PM »

Aloha,
I recently notice hairline cracks in the head floor. They looked superficial but bothered me.
 My Son suggested I install a teak grate to distribute the weight and hopefully no more cracks.
I got a shower grate from Amazon 31" by 19.6" and a great woodworking guy on my pier took a template and cut it to fit.
He used the cut pieces to reinforce the bottom as the cross pieces had tone cut also.
It arrived just oiled with non skid bumpers that were taken off.
It's very study feeling when walked on and looks great!
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 03:43:09 PM »

Looks grrrrate!  :clap
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 04:09:08 PM »

That looks great. Iíve thought of doing something to my head floor for similar reasons. Any more details on the supplier and product to help find it online?
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 07:18:43 PM »

Itís from Sea Teak called Teak shower mat. There are a lot of them on Amazon, I even ordered one and then returned it as it didnít even look like teak. This one has a nice color and you can tell itís teak. I tried to post a photo but it was too big.
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2019, 08:21:13 PM »

Very nice job, Susan.  Nice to see you back.

Am I correct in remembering that you are one of many skippers who have owned two different Catalina 34s?

For photos:

Posting and RESIZING Photos 101  http://c34.org/bbs/index.php/topic,3701.0.html
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2019, 08:35:59 PM »

Hi Stu,
 This is actually my third Catalina 34!  Thank you for remembering me  and thank you for the resizing and posting photos information.  I had this one brought over by a friend? And it was pretty well trashed by the time it got here. I didnít know he was going through a midlife crisis!
 He did make a record crossing... the first two were delivered in 22 and 24 days and this one came over in just under 14 days ! Two mains were blown out, the jib also and the traveler was broken.
Many things broken or trashed...But the good olí Catalina 34  kept him safe and brought him 2600 miles aside from the abuse..
 Sheís looking a lot better now! I still go and read a lot of messages and get a lot of good information..
Iím glad youíre all here!
 Iíll read your information on how to reduce the photos and send you a picture of her
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2019, 08:42:33 PM »

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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 07:10:03 AM »

Nice looking custom teak grate.  I would also be interested in any more source info you can provide.  I have a bath mat that covers the head floor but like the idea of what you did.
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 07:32:17 AM »

Ed,
Based on her description, Iím sure this is it.
This is a Canadian link but Iím certain it would be available on US Amazon also.
SeaTeak 60022 Teak Shower or Door Mat, Oiled Finish, Rectangular https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B0042A7728/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_2d99CbSGKNDF5

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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 09:19:16 AM »

    Susan,

      I'm jealous, a Catalina 34 in Hawaii, two of my favorite things.
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 01:49:53 PM »

Kevin, Two Of my favorite things too!
  Following this subject, the teak grate was oiled only and  seemed to leak a little color when showering. So I took it out and sanded it and put a water-based Varathane on it.
Iíve used it before and it works for quite a while . Iíll have to take it out the to scrub it about every six months anyway.
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #11 on: June 26, 2019, 02:28:53 PM »

Susan's advice and info worked grate! I got the one from Amazon ("used", it was perfect in original box). Made a cardboard template and cut it to size. See photo - looks almost as good as hers. Thanks Susan!
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #12 on: June 26, 2019, 02:44:17 PM »

That looks excellent! Iím glad I could help you out to improve the looks of the head. Aloha
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2019, 06:31:07 PM »

I really like this idea and already placed the order.
Susan can you post few more pictures showing corner near the sink and most importantly back side of your grate?
Did you keep rubber feet that grate came with ?
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Re: Teak Grate in Head
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2019, 06:48:18 PM »

Aloha,
Iím not sure if my last message posted so Iím doing it again! I did not keep the rubber feet on the bottom. And the friend who cut the wood for me used some of the pieces cut off as additional support on the bottom. It wobbled a bit so I cut some wine corks and attach to superglue it works fine now.  Good luck
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