Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ? - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 11-17-2012
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Puerto Rcio
Posts: 6
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Lifeguard is on a distinguished road
Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

Newport 16 ... project finished.. looking for cheap option for the cockpit nonslip area. Want to know if I can use yoga mats...and cut it for my boat shape.Any advice will be good. Hydro turf too expensive. Thanks
Attached Thumbnails
Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?-img00493-20111213-1500.jpg   Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?-img00622-20120109-2140.jpg   Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?-img00626-20120112-1555.jpg  
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 11-18-2012
deltaten's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Lancaster Co. PA/ North East, MD
Posts: 671
Thanks: 4
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Rep Power: 2
deltaten is on a distinguished road
Send a message via Yahoo to deltaten
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

IF yer talking about the closed cell (?) thin mats generally used for exercise; I believe they *may* become soggy, or at least trap water under. Ya might try ta find some of those that have a series of holes; like fatigue mats used on concrete floors?

I wonder if some of that lattice vinyl from the Big Box stores could be coated with a rubber dip compound? Might not need the comp. 'cause it's already wood grain-ey on the surface.
Just a thought......


BTW... the Newport looks fantastic!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 11-18-2012
RobGallagher's Avatar
HANUMAN
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Noank, Connecticut, USA
Posts: 1,323
Thanks: 7
Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 14
RobGallagher is on a distinguished road
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

I have something like thisz; Recessed Nautilus Mats are Inlaid Mats | American Floor Mats in my cockpit. This is not the actual product, but similar.


The stuff I have is white and cut from a large commercial kitchen/walk-in flooring tile.

It's nearly indestructible, drains, and won't slide around if sized properly.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 11-18-2012
Faster's Avatar
Just another Moderator
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Westminster, BC
Posts: 14,627
Thanks: 68
Thanked 187 Times in 179 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about Faster has a spectacular aura about
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

Quote:
Originally Posted by deltaten View Post
IF yer talking about the closed cell (?) thin mats generally used for exercise; I believe they *may* become soggy, or at least trap water under. ......
Closed cell material will not absorb water.. that's the "closed cell" feature - it's like a bunch of balloons bonded together, not like open cell sponge-like material.

However gluing such material down may eventually trap moisture underneath and it could be a real mess to deal with later. There is (expensive) product like treadmaster that's meant for that sort of thingn but eventually it will break down from UV and look like crap. I'd be really reluctant to do that you your nicely finished project.

Perhaps some of the drop-in interlocking rubber tile material could work.
__________________
Ron

1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"

".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 11-18-2012
Silvio's Avatar
Battered and Bruised
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 488
Thanks: 0
Thanked 7 Times in 4 Posts
Rep Power: 4
Silvio is on a distinguished road
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

Saw some very nice teak slat floors at the US Sailboat show this year. With your skill and relatively small cockpit area you might consider fabricating your own.
__________________
SV S.S.R.I
It's my happy pill
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #6  
Old 11-18-2012
overbored's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dana Point, Ca
Posts: 947
Thanks: 1
Thanked 35 Times in 35 Posts
Rep Power: 4
overbored is on a distinguished road
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

I would suggest that you paint all the flat areas with a non-skid paint Like Kiwi grip or the like as the foredeck, cabin top and cockpit will be very slippery on the new gelcoat. don"t see why you need a mat in a 16 foot boat. teak would look nice but would double the price of the rebuild
__________________
"FULL TILT" SOVEREL 33
"GOLD RUSH" PRINDLE 16
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #7  
Old 11-18-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Seattle
Posts: 255
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 7
baboon is on a distinguished road
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

I would second the teak grate idea. Mine have worked well for 20 years, good grip, drain water well, and if sized to fit do not need to be attached to the hull. Once a year I pull them out, scrub off with a stiff brush and re oil.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #8  
Old 11-19-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Toronto
Posts: 200
Thanks: 2
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 3
i_amcdn is on a distinguished road
Send a message via ICQ to i_amcdn Send a message via MSN to i_amcdn Send a message via Yahoo to i_amcdn
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

I tried hot yoga last Jan ($40 all you can stand # of sessions for a month). In hot yoga the room is 95F+ and you sweat like the proverbial pig. I can vouch that my yoga mat had to be hung up to dry at home or it would still be damp the next day. Rolling it up and placing in my car trunk without first drying meant that it was frozen the next day.

Do not use a yoga mat IMHO.

(unless of course you are in a room with a bunch of sweaty people wearing LuLulemon

Last edited by Faster; 11-19-2012 at 01:12 PM. Reason: commercial link removed
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #9  
Old 11-19-2012
hellosailor's Avatar
Plausible Deniability
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 10,559
Thanks: 2
Thanked 83 Times in 81 Posts
Rep Power: 10
hellosailor has a spectacular aura about hellosailor has a spectacular aura about
Re: Yoga Mats for cockpit as non slip material ?

Yoga mat, often something like ensolite. Not designed for UV or abrasion resistance, really, and I doubt it would hold up on a boat.

Some of the best cockpit padding is simply cheap throwable square PFD cushions or similar gardening knee pads.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply

Tags
newport 16 , repair , small sailing boat


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boat Yoga! dacap06 General Discussion (sailing related) 2 03-16-2011 09:30 PM
S2 cockpit sole core material timangiel S2 3 03-10-2011 03:47 PM
Cockpit table material? Faster Gear & Maintenance 15 02-16-2009 01:06 AM
cockpit cover material nauticalrich Gear & Maintenance 2 03-04-2002 10:16 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:25 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.