What about an omnia flooring panel
If it is still a bit floppy, you could epoxy childrens flotation tube across the back
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Thread: Cockpit Floor
05-04-12, 01:08 #11I'm more Teddybear than Werebear
Beware the Grizzlybear
05-04-12, 06:20 #12Brian
Afloat in Victoria B.C.
05-04-12, 08:13 #13Registered User
Location : East Coast
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05-04-12, 08:45 #14
The plinth I made for my toilet is plywood, painted up with several layers of West epoxy, then bedded on Sikaflex 291. Ok, it isn't outside but it has had a few good soakings and remains in excellent condition. The disadvantage of this treatment can be that epoxy is rather brittle, so if the wood bends it will crack. On your cockpit floor flexing is likely, so treatment with a wood varnish instead seems like a better plan.
Silicone is fine for bathrooms but there are far better choices for boats. It is weak, affects many reactions of paints, sealants and coatings and its adhesion doesn't last well. Tool station do a polyurethane sealant that appears identical to Sikaflex for about £4 per tube.Answers to some technical queries at http://coxengineering.sharepoint.com
05-04-12, 10:37 #15
Good stuff people... Some very good info.... I'll let you know the results..
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05-04-12, 11:54 #18
Picture of my Snappie 23 cockpit floor
05-04-12, 11:57 #19Registered User
Location : West Cornwall
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Why dont you make a GRP floor? Piece of cake for a simple shape like that, or if you're not happy doing it then have someone else make it for you. No worry about rotting wood ever again.
If you still want to do the wood route then I'd at least be encasing it in epoxy with a lightish woven roving. Make sure you do a tidy job though.The prudent see danger and seek refuge.
05-04-12, 13:28 #20Answers to some technical queries at http://coxengineering.sharepoint.com