New teak cockpit floor

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by thosmann1, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. carterchapman

    carterchapman Well-Known Member TECHNICAL Contributor SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 25, 2008
    Lake Chickamauga/Marietta, GA/Ft. Myers, FL
    2006 Sea Ray 58 DB
    MAN CRM V8-900s, Twin Disc Drives; Onan 21.5 Generator
    Hi Steve,

    Same as Thosman1 said: We did not do the platform as it is out in the sun all the time.
     
  2. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    After seeing Bow Tie's boat I got a quote too. They sent me a few pics of what it would look like. The price is a bit much without installation...but it sure is nice

    I need to keep saving for a bigger boat. Now stop showing me all these upgrades.. I cant focus !!

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  3. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

    89
    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
    Yes, I felt the same about the swim platform. The labor was very high, I left the boat for almost a month. By the amount of the invoice for installation it looked like the tech was working on my boat 24/7. The installation was as much as the product. What can I say, I like it!

    Bow Tie
     
  4. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Member GOLD Sponsor

    81
    Dec 14, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    2009 52DB
    QSM11
    I’m with you that if it speaks to me I will bite the bullet and get the upgrade. After just getting this boat I am prioritizing my punch list. This one is moving up though!!!
     
  5. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    That what I was told... The cost of installation was as much as the product...I would have done it myself to avoid the double charge... But I really want to grow this boat and didn't think I would get the return on investment for the wood kit alone in the short term... But it sure is nice.. Next boat.. Anything to get rid of that carpet
     
  6. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

    89
    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
    The teak floor would give a big edge over boats without it, but you’re correct, there won’t be much of a return. If you are selling soon, it wouldn’t make sense. I keep boats for ten years or more so I can admire it longer. Also, investment and boat sales in the same sentence? Lol!

    Bow Tie
     
  7. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

    89
    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
    So here’s a question for all the “hydro hounds” out there:

    “If you are shopping for a 500 DA and there are a few on the market, if there was one with Teak in the cockpit would you spend a little more and choose this one over a similar boat without Teak?”
     
  8. Charlesoceanone

    Charlesoceanone Member GOLD Sponsor

    81
    Dec 14, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
    2009 52DB
    QSM11
    My answer would be, maybe. If someone has had the experience with carpet and knows it’s negatives and also knows the cost of teak along with the willingness to maintain it. Then yes. Problem is I think I narrowed the field pretty good. Personally I would value it as a upgrade that I wouldn’t pay full price for and probably look harder at that boat.
     

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