Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Gloucester, Mass. USA
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Carpet in the cabin
I fitted a piece of interior/exterior industrial grade carpeting to the inside of my C22. It was a remnant that was getting tossed out after a job at the company I was working for, so it didn''t cost me a dime. It being exterior grade, it was made from synthetic materials and as such, was easy to cut and burnish the edges with a soldering gun and a knife attachment.
As for the results, it seemed to deaden the "tinny" sound of the fiberglass cabin and it seemed to insulate the cabin sole a bit from the cold. This was a good thing when getting out of the bunk on a cold morning. I had cut it in well enough that it didn''t seem to wonder or slide about even under the worst conditions. It gave a nice "homey" atmosphere to the boat and drying it was simply a matter of lifting it up and tossing it into the cockpit. It held up well, two years that I had it in there and it went with the boat when I sold her.