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DOS
Posted: Sep 18, 2018 - 12:25 pm


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Its now time. The ol lund needs a new floor. Have been contemplating composite flooring rather than MG plywood and carpet. Question. Has anyone used the composite (plastic) deck boards for a floor and if so what are your thoughts. Have not been able to locate any 'plastic' plywood so figured this would be the next best thing.

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 - 01:37 pm


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Hi Dan,

I am no boat builder, so take my comments with a grain of salt... I would expect the main issue with usin boards rather than a full sheet would be the rigidity of the floor. The flooring adds an important component of structure to the entire boat.

If the boards are all supporting the structure independently rather than as one cohesive unit, I can picture the aluminum twist and flex could increase drastically.

From what Iíve been taught, aluminium flex and twist adds to stress on rivets and seams, as well as affecting the stability.

Interesting thought about a full sheet of composite though! Love that idea! I would be curious about the weight versus marine plywood.

Please update on the decision as itís a very interesting topic!

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Posted: Sep 18, 2018 - 04:48 pm


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QUOTE (DOS @ Sep 18, 2018 - 12:25 pm)
Its now time.† The ol lund needs a new floor.† Have been contemplating composite flooring rather than MG plywood and carpet.† Question. Has anyone used the composite (plastic) deck boards for a floor and if so what are your thoughts.† Have not been able to locate any 'plastic' plywood so figured this would be the next best thing.

Dan

You didn't look hard enough.
Plastic plywood, should be able to order it through Home Depot.ca Definitely not cheap. Always another option is to go tongue and groove cedar in 5/4", just need to find someone with a router to do the edges. Cedar is inherently rot resistant.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2018 - 10:21 am


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QUOTE (Fisherman @ Sep 18, 2018 - 04:48 pm)
QUOTE (DOS @ Sep 18, 2018 - 12:25 pm)
Its now time.† The ol lund needs a new floor.† Have been contemplating composite flooring rather than MG plywood and carpet.† Question. Has anyone used the composite (plastic) deck boards for a floor and if so what are your thoughts.† Have not been able to locate any 'plastic' plywood so figured this would be the next best thing.

Dan

You didn't look hard enough.
Plastic plywood, should be able to order it through Home Depot.ca Definitely not cheap. Always another option is to go tongue and groove cedar in 5/4", just need to find someone with a router to do the edges. Cedar is inherently rot resistant.

That is exactly what I am looking for however. Out of stock in stores and online and not sold (according to their website) in Canadian stores..

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Posted: Sep 19, 2018 - 11:16 am


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I did my floor on my old boat with plywood and recover it with fiberglass and gell coat. can wash it down, add play sand in your gell coat before rolling it and it wont be slippery.

when I bought my new boat (Searay 180 Fish/Ski) I was looking specifically for fiberglass floor. No fish smell, no mold.

it a bit of work but easy to do.

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Posted: Sep 19, 2018 - 05:39 pm


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DOS, this might do the trick for you, the product is "king starboard as".
Not cheap, but you probably dont need to carpet it, and only do it once.

This is a distributor with some canadian locations.
https://www.piedmontplastics.com/resources/...g-starboardR-as

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Posted: Oct 02, 2018 - 12:58 pm


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Thanks Lazinator. At $340 a sheet I will really have to think about it..

But that is exactly what I am looking for

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Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 07:54 am


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Just a word of caution plastic plywood expands add contracts you have to over size holes for screws or the heads will snap off I'm not talking about the trex decking i have done enough projects with plastic mind you they have come along way with the product but plastic is plastic

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Posted: Oct 03, 2018 - 11:38 am


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The plastic compositer warps,hard to cut and work with,wood all the way

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Posted: Oct 05, 2018 - 04:30 pm


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I did my floor with marine plywood, outdoor carpeting and treated it with water repellant spray.
Give it a touch up every spring and water still beads off it and it is stain free after like 5 years.

It was alot easier to do than i thought.

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