“Wood” floor in cabin - 98 290

Discussion in 'General Maintenance/Repair Questions' started by Strecker25, Jan 20, 2018.

  1. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Thought a few might be interested in following along. I’m gojng to be putting vinyl “wood” flooring down in the cabin if our 290. Judging by the other threads over the years it would appear I got very lucky because it took 20 minutes to pull the carpet up. The sole is all gelcoated glass, so I’m just going to hit it with an orbital sander quick and it should clean right up. It is already pretty flat as is. Here are the first pics.

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  2. QT1

    QT1 Member

    289
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruisers, Westerbeke genny (that works!), Avon rib w/ Yamaha
    outboard
    Are you planning on using the Allure flooring? I am in the mist of doing the floor of my boat shortly
     
  3. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Sure am, originally grabbed the thinner stuff (with the adhesive strip) but I took it back for the higher end click lock. I’m probablg going to have to glue the first step down but the rest I should be able to let float. Post some pics of your install in here if you have them, I’d love to see it
     
  4. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Here’s the first template and fitting. It’s not pushed all the way under the step which is why you see a gap. I’m up in the air on the edge, the gelcoat is nice and it’s a gentle radius so I might cut smooth and just caulk the edge to blend into the gelcoat. I’m using some asphalt underlayment I had left over for templates. It works great, rigid but easy to cut.


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  5. BillK2632

    BillK2632 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 25, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    1999 185 Bowrider,
    Mercruiser 4.3, Alpha I
    That is going to really look nice!
     
  6. frosh coach

    frosh coach Member

    127
    Apr 20, 2011
    Long Island Sound, New Haven CT
    1994 300 Sundancer
    1989 230 Cuddy (SOLD)
    Twin Mercruiser 350 FWC, Alpha 1 Gen II
    Look good. I'll be following as well.
     
  7. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    me too.....

    cliff
     
  8. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Here is what should be the final cut on the step. I hope to rough template the rest of the floor today and then this weekend get it trimmed and start cutting the rest. For anyone looking at doing this,a multi tool is an absolute must. It’s so versatile on this type of work.
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  9. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    770
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    What are you using where the horizontal meets the vertical?
     
  10. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I haven't totally decided yet. I'm going to use this for the hatches: https://jonnycorners.com/portfolio/the-corners/

    So I might see if they can help design something for the front edge. If you check out the first post closely you'll see the vertical part is actually nicely gelocoated so I will leave that exposed, and then use some vinyl quarter round where the new floor meets it.

    This stuff is interesting for the areas in need of molding. It says stainable and paintable
    https://www.amazon.com/Flexible-Moulding-Quarter-Round-Straight/dp/B006R99T0U
     
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  11. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Got the floor down. No glue needed so far, might let it float for the start of the season and see if it needs a tack in a few places. I think I’m going to just refresh the carpet under the slanted part beneath the galley, then use a T molding to transition. Same for the step, you can see a picture below but I actually like the look of the carpet as a riser, it just needs new carpet since it’s a little stained. The alternative is flexible molding and leaving he gelcoat exposed but the carpet fits the rest of the interior I think. Hatch and flexible quarter round will finish it up next week

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  12. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Little more today. We are giving a different shade of carpet a go for under the galley and stair riser. I couldn’t find an exact match, but I also don’t need any glue to hold it in place so if we decide it looks dumb I can change it. Also finished the hatch, had to build it up with 5/8 plywood. I’ll put it on the boat tomorrow. The molding is from jonnycorners.com

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  13. QT1

    QT1 Member

    289
    Oct 20, 2016
    Belair, MD
    1988 300 Weekender
    5.7 Mercruisers, Westerbeke genny (that works!), Avon rib w/ Yamaha
    outboard
    Wont be able to start my wood floor project until well after my shoulder surgery next Friday.
     
  14. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    Looks good. I put the exact product throughout my boat (their Clear Cherry product). It's held up great for two years it's been installed. And we really like the lighter shade contrasting with the dark cheery cabinets. Somewhere on the 40 Sedan Bridge forum are my pics. At $63 a box it's practically free in boat cost terms.
     
  15. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    Looks good! What kind of material is that molding on the hatch?
     
  16. Little Ducky

    Little Ducky Active Member

    515
    Jun 5, 2017
    Chattanooga TN/Dickson TN
    1998 SeaRay 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.0L w/Alpha 1 drives
    Good job. That looks great.
     
  17. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    Thanks. The molding on the hatch is metal. It’s a kit from jonnycorners.com and you cut the length to fit. I cut it with a multi tool but a chop saw works too. They have a bunch of colors, we liked silver best.
     
  18. ZZ13

    ZZ13 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Nov 25, 2009
    Lady's Island, SC
    2001 400 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 450 Diamond
    I used this exact stuff on my install. It takes stain great. I found a picture of it I had posted. The full install pics are a few pages back if you want to do any comparison.
    http://clubsearay.com/index.php?threads/40-sedan-bridge-forum.53961/page-79#post-887970
     
  19. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
  20. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    I realized I put the boards in wrong as you can see the lines don’t match up. I’ll either remove them by taking one side off the hatch and sliding it in the other way or just flip the hatch around so the pull handle is towards the bow.

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