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Cabin Flooring?

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After getting the Allmand 31 to the dock, it was time to really start to get to know her. The PO's installed indoor/outdoor carpet over every inch of the cabin floor... completly covering 4 bildge access ports with a ONE piece of carpet. I will agree it looks good, however I am one of those guys who looks in the holes when I get to the boat, when leave the boat and sometimes underway. One of them is where the seacock is for the engine cooling (which he just left open). Regardless of how slim the odds, I don't want to become a statistic because I left leave all my below waterline valves open.

But Allmand didn't do anything fancy for the floor... bare fiberglass. Has anyone done any kind of flooring? Suggestions for me? Thanks.

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Re: Cabin Flooring?

Plenty of options.. none of which should include carpet beyond a small foot mat at the base of the companionway.

A wood/planked sole could be glued to the liner, with liftouts fitted for the access points. Lonseal makes a vinyl 'equivalent' of teak and holly that has some potential, I think..

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If the sole is really flat then the teak and holly plywood can be had, if the liner is solid the 1/4 inch should do, if you are going to need backing anyway it pays to buy the 1/2 inch stuff.


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Cut, bind and glue the carpet to the removable access hatches. drill a hole thru each and add a long 1/4 inch clevis type pin with a ring ding on the bottom to use as a lifting pull, it the settles into carpet while not used.
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Re: Cabin Flooring?

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Cut, bind and glue the carpet to the removable access hatches. drill a hole thru each and add a long 1/4 inch clevis type pin with a ring ding on the bottom to use as a lifting pull, it the settles into carpet while not used.
That's what I'm talkin about! I love knowledge transfer. The carpet is brand new, looks great. This will get me a couple years of use before dropping $ into a sole covering job. (Too much other stuff to spend $ on).

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