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Re: What do you have on your cabin sole?
I went to Boulter Plywood
and bought a ½ sheet of 3/4" Teak & Holly Plywood for the bilge covers, and a full sheet of ½" for the rest of the soule. The O'day 35 uses the FRP floor pan of an O'day 34, except that it is normally covered with ½" teak & holly ply. The 3/4" substrate is great in that the bilge covers do not flex at all.
After cutting the plywood to fit, I coated the back and sides of each piece with 2 coats of epoxy. Then I added a strip of aluminum L bracket from Home Depot to the edges, to prevent them from being damaged from butting / chafing against each other.
I finished it with 4 coats of Minwax Satin Poly (the admiral does not like the gloss look).
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USCG Licensed OUPV Captain, ASA 101/103/104/105/106/118 Certified Instructor - Also certified in Recreational Marine Electrical Systems
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