My just-finished set of cockpit floor grates for Paul Brother’s Catalina 320. If you have never had floor boards or grates for the cockpit, they are a joy to have. Not only do they look elegant but they are very functional. First the dirt from your shoes or feet fall below the boards or grates. You will notice the companionway threshold, steps inside the cabin, and inside cabin floor stays clean. For those of us who have a swim step you can dip or hose off all that sand and dirt from your shoes before entering into the cockpit area. Showering on the aft swim step or in the cockpit is pleasing not having to stand in the water and soap. Washing down the decks is a breeze as you lift each segment up starting forward. Lastly it feels wonderful to the bare feet and you are not walking on wet decks.