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FIrst 42s7 cabin sole refinishing


Apr 10, 2014
Beneteau First 42s7 Milwaukee, WI
We live aboard on our 1995 First 42s7. The previous owner partied with anchor chains in the cabin and the sole has always been roughly abused. The material is plywood with rubber strips, raised from the veneer. Has anyone had success on refinishing this type of sole. It would require removing the rubber strips, refinishing the plywood and re-gluing the rubber strips in place. We do like the rubber strips as a non-skid when the boat is heeled over.


Nov 4, 2010
Beneteau 331 Deale, MD
Could you show a picture of the sole? I'm not familiar with one with rubber strips embedded. The cockpit seats on our 331 is teak with black silicone between the surface strips...is it that?