Jack picked up another boat a couple of weeks back. A Nordica 16. Dragged it out of a backyard in Port Dover where it had been sitting for at least 5 years. How do I know? I had been keeping on eye on it, and if I ever saw it for sale, I was going to be all over it.
Jack got proactive and beat me to it.
The low-buck part of the story is the cockpit grate. Jack built it from a discarded shipping pallet. Total material cost: $0
No it's not teak, and it won't last forever, but for a fresh-water trailered short-season daysailor it'll work just fine.