Build Your Own Teak Cockpit Grate
Build your own customized cockpit grate. Whitecap offers notched grating material in three thickness/ cutout sizes with corresponding flat grate strips. A grate can be built two ways: Use notched strips in both directions, or use notched strips in one direction on the bottom layer and flat strips in the opposite direction on the top layer. This construction style will allow water to drain underneath grates installed on flat surfaces.
When Builidng a grate use materials that are all the same thickness, 1/2", 3/4" or 1".
1" Grate Material
Use in cockpits with a significant slope, or places where grating would be required to carry a heavy load
Material Ordering Guidelines:
1" Grating: One strip of each type of grating material for every 2" of the are you are covering in both directions
If framing is required, consider Dimension A of the framing material.