|Scrubbing the floor boards with simple green and a little dawn dish soap|
While Don and I were working on fixing leaks and blocked hoses in the head (bathroom) on Florian, we noticed the teak slatted wood floor that inserts over the shower basin was stained, and a little, er... odiferous - from its proximity to the leaking toilet. We took it home, and scrubbed it thoroughly (diluted simple green & a drop of Dawn dish soap), rinsed it really well, and then put it outside in our dry, hot desert air for a week.
|Putting the first coat of Watco Teak Oil on the slats|
After researching options for treating the teak, we bought a can of Watco Teak Oil Finish, and followed the easy instructions: Apply it generously, wait 30 minutes (it soaked in pretty fast), apply it again, wait 30 minutes, and then wipe off the excess. It worked beautifully.
|After applying the 2nd coat, and wiping away the excess|
|Re-installed in the shower basin floor, and it looks brand new|
|Old and new rubber ladder caps|
|Drop-down stainless swim ladder on Florian|
|Before & After - Rubber Swim Ladder caps|
|Every boat needs a bottle opener|
|The next handy tool we need to bring aboard Florian is a working cigar snipper. :)|