Something that is rarely mentioned in projects like this is the time and patience it takes to finish the trim, especially when reusing much of the 35-year-old original wood, as I did on this alteration and, indeed, as I have throughout the boat. The original lockers and all the teak-faced plywood had multiple layers of varnish that looked as though it had just been slapped on over the years. This had to be stripped to bare wood, then re-varnished to make everything look uniform and presentable. For this I used nearly a gallon of Goof Off semi-paste paint stripper and a lot of elbow grease. I glued more than 50 teak wood plugs into recessed screw holes, shaved them smooth and varnished them to match the surrounding wood.
The Plas-Tex plastic sheets on the cabin sides needed trim along the edges, which I cut from surplus teak strips and varnished. It also took two whole days to cut, varnish, and fit trim around corners and joints that I had not quite managed to match as accurately as I would have liked.
It took a gallon of white gloss to put two coats of paint on all the new shelves and the inside of the hanging locker. This finishing-off process took nearly as long as the construction.
- Art board for templates, (Walmart), $9.75
- Two 120-volt sconce lights, (Home Depot), $9
- One dome light, (Defender), $32.99
- Two sheets of Plas-Tex sheets, (Lowe's), $39.98
- Two packs Plank paneling, (Lowe's), $46.94
- One sheet 1/2-inch plywood, (Lowes), $15
- Piano hinge, (Lowe's), $5.75
- Goof Off paint stripper, (Lowe's), $24.98
- Total: $184.39