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06-28-2013 04:52 PM
docfmiles
Furring strips?

I'd think that the addition of a "furring" strip could cause real problems in the marine environment. Condensation in colder climates, poor fits with flexing and a myriad of other problems. Look before leaping, but leap when you must.
08-19-2010 06:40 PM
WesterlyPageant Afet 4 years all is well here. I coated the back in West epoxy.
I lived aboard for a couple years, cooking creates a lot of moisture, no problems.
08-19-2010 05:56 PM
Angelgal918 Saw the FRP panels today at HD-they've gone up to $32/.

Found myself more attracted to the "Thrifty White Board"- like its texture (and its price- 1/3 of FRP) better. Does the backside hold up on moisture? Is it something that could be sealed?

I plan to be able to take off the panels relatively easily (maybe) but I'd like to know how it would handle a humid/ temp changing environment.
04-03-2009 01:23 PM
jbondy
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Originally Posted by WesterlyPageant View Post
Are those panels really vinyl or some sort of pressed board?
They're 1/4" thick, solid vinyl tongue and groove, 7"w by 48"l. They were positioning them to be used for wainscoating in bathrooms. Definitely suitable for a damp environment, although the ceiling is usually quite dry.
04-03-2009 11:15 AM
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I'll just go to micky D's and tear some off the wall for my refer!
04-03-2009 11:00 AM
LarryandSusanMacDonald
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I'll just go to micky D's and tear some off the wall for my refer!
Would you like fries with that?
04-03-2009 09:54 AM
xort I'll just go to micky D's and tear some off the wall for my refer!
04-03-2009 09:45 AM
LarryandSusanMacDonald Those FRP panels are great! I've used them many places in my boat. They even hold up outside quite well. I used them on the outside of my propane locker I built about 12 years ago. They are holding up just fine.

If you're not familiar with them, walk into the bathroom of your local McDonald's Burger joint - that's what's on the wall. You can get them at Home Depot for about $28. for a 4' x 8' sheet. They're about 1/8" thick and bendy enough to take most compound curves you will find on the inside of a boat.

I have used them on the inside of my boat also. Here's a link to the "How to" I have on my Frugal Mariner web-site. Just look at that page though - in some of the rest of it you may be encouraged to buy stuff. (I'm not selling the stuff - just affiliate sales - so you moderators can decide if I've crossed the "no advertising" policy line. If I have, I'm sorry, delete my post and I won't do it again.)

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04-02-2009 06:52 PM
WesterlyPageant
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Originally Posted by jbondy View Post
I used a polyurethane construction adhesive to glue up the firring strips. Then screwed tongue in groove vinyl panelling from Home Depot. Teak strips held them in place and covered the screws. I thought it looked very nautical.
Are those panels really vinyl or some sort of pressed board?
04-02-2009 06:47 PM
Sanduskysailor
FRP Panels

FRP panels are often used in coolers, commercial bathrooms and commercial kitchens. Call these guys D.W. Ross Company - Freezer, Cooler, Hardwoods, Windows, Doors and Much More. to see about getting frp prelaminated to plywood, foam core, or other substrates. The laminated panels are the way to go. These guys laminate their own panels. Ask for Danny. I have no connection with these guys other than I bought some FRP panels for another use once.
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