Oh, he's going to use paint on deck no rug? Does that sand in paint really hold up well? SERIOUSLY!???Looking good!
I typically use a slightly thinned coat of paint first, to really soak in and absorb into the wood for the best bond. Then roll on a very heavy coat of full thickness paint with sand shaken in while wet. After that dries, roll on one or two coats to add some durability.
After this, you need to let it really dry and cure hard before using it too much. Bare feet for the first week or two if possible. Direct sunlight is your friend. After that, it will be a very tough, grippy floor. that is still easy to clean.
Buy an extra can and/or store any extra paint carefully. I like to put a piece of Saran Wrap on the surface of paint in the can before cleaning and sealing the lid onto the can. That way, you can topcoat anytime to freshen it up, and it will blend in perfectly. If it looks light at first, that's normal until it dries.
You are looking good so far. I hope everything goes great for you!
ok ! that's cool I don't either 'I mean I don't mind kick'in shoe's off once in a while but since handicap with ankles have to abided by rule of thumb use what one needs in order to walk good! lol! I kind'a figured a heavier grade than reg. play sand or beach sand. Thanks for the feedback it's appreciated!I had a half bag of polymeric construction sand so I used that. Now that it’s on the board it’s a little more coarse than I’d like but I’ll live with it. I don’t generally fish barefoot so it will be fine. Definitely grippy!
This is how:How did you attach the floor to the boat?
When I was shopping boats two years ago I saw one for sale very much like this layout. They were asking (what I thought was) too much so I bought this instead. Now, many hours and dollars later I’m likely approaching the cost of that other boat… but I can still tell people I bought this boat for the price I originally paidVery nice! I like the seats as opposed to benches. Makes it very much like a fishing boat that was purpose built. One of a kind for sure.