Out with the old, in with the new…when it comes to wooden boats, sometimes people just want something different.
Flooring in traditional antique or classic runabouts was predominantly more functional rather than attractive. Rubber or linoleum in black, gray or white was fairly standard. Some Chris Crafts in the 50s had a marbleized linoleum look. But bright finished mahogany was not the norm.
HackerCraft boats are still built today in upstate New York. Most of their boats, either classic runabout style or modern sport style, have varnished mahogany floors. Owners of earlier HackerCrafts tend to view the Hacker Boat Company website, see the differences, and ask – can you do that?
Sure we can! We can do anything, given enough time and money…but in this case, one particular triple cockpit owner wanted to upgrade from the ugly old gray rubber to nice bright finished floors.
Here are the before and after photos:
First cockpit before:
First cockpit after:
Second cockpit before:
Second cockpit after:
Third cockpit before:
Third cockpit after: