Kinship of London - Floor panels

I am not sure whether the saloon floor panel layout in ‘Kinship’ was unique to this boat, but I quickly became frustrated with having to roll back at least half of the saloon floor covering, together with one or two floor panels, every time I needed access to the cooling water sea-cocks, toilet inlet and discharge sea-cocks and the engine oil dip sticks and filler pipes.

There were other issues with “Kinship” that were of a higher priority, and once they were more or less sorted out, I eventually got round to implementing the ideas I had sketched out to modify the floor panels to make such access a lot easier and quicker. As part of the process as a whole, all the floor panels were cleaned, primed and repainted (in some cases replaced altogether) over a period of time and all had new brass ring pulls fitted.

I hope this small contribution is of interest to other owners of older boats although the examples shown here could be applied to any boat to make life easier.

{webgallery}

 

 

 

{/webgallery}

Download a larger version of Steve's floor reinforcement diagram

Article archive

From cruising the Rhine, to replacing teak decks, you'll find it all in our magazine article archive

Join the Club

Join the owners club for just £25/year. Open to owners worldwide. Find out more...

BOC shop

Get your burgees, badges and BOC clothing in our club shop.
 

Search

Follow us