New 385, the exhaust vent loop on the forward bulkhead of the cockpit locker squeaks rather loudly at low rpms (it goes away at high rpms). Have other 385 owners experienced this noise? Is it normal or if not, were there any maintenance that made the noise go away?
I have a new Catalina 385 with new teak cockpit floors that have been removed for the winter. Two questions:
1. What is the best way to keep them looking “showroom new”? For instance, are they best oiled or treated with varnish? Of course they can’t be slippery when they get wet.
2. They tend to creak a bit. Has anyone figured out a way to soften the squeaking? I was thinking of using something like weatherstripping on the bottoms to cushion the seating on the deck.