SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   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 > Ideas for cockpit flooring? On a budget.....
 Not a Member? 


Thread: Ideas for cockpit flooring? On a budget..... Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
12-17-2008 10:15 AM
deniseO30 Timebandit I like that pic! So my guess about it taking a finish was right? Looks good! thanks!
12-15-2008 01:29 PM
timebandit Here is an example of composite I used for handrails and stuff.
You can see that it is a little more flexable than real wood when in the hot California sun in long lengths.

It has be sanded with 600 and stained and sealed and coated with two coats of spar varnish.

It is going on two years now and it still looks ok.

I do keep a tent tarp over it when docked in the driveway just to keep the pine needles and palm seeds off of it.

IMG_0529.jpg - Image - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Be aware that the composite decking material usually has some wood byproducts in it, and as such can get moldy in a wet environment. It also isn't as rigid as the real wood would be.
12-15-2008 01:03 AM
artbyjody I used Trex to build a deck once. It is super easy to work with however - why I believe it should not be used on a boat.

1. Extremely Flammable.
2. It aborbs a tremendous amount of heat. In the sun - it literally softens. So much so that it does have a tenancy to shed screws, nails and glue - making whatever built from it - unstable.
3. Its composite nature does not lend to much woodworking detail and shaping.

Just my 2 cents on use of that particular material for the application you want to use it for.
12-15-2008 12:57 AM
sailingdog Denise-

The composite I used for building a HP ramp at a friend’s house was pretty thick to begin with. It's a bit more than 1" thick or so—more than enough for a hand rail IMHO. It wasn’t Trex IIRC... you might want to look at some of the other brands as well, as the thickness, texture and color varies quite a bit between the brands.
12-14-2008 10:45 PM
deniseO30
Trex Lumber...

Ok.. been thinking again... I know my first mistake! Err.. anyway.. I'd like to bump up this old thread, not so much as to find reasons for decking but more for trim, toe rail capping, and companion way boards.

I've been looking at the Trex line as a potential use for such things as mentioned above. I've a friend that actually replaced the little bit of teak that was on the exterior of his Oday 322. He used the grey trex and it actually seems to compliment the gray hull color. he's happy with it, but has not even sanded the edges yet. I've been thinking of the brownish trex since it is somewhat mahogany in color. I don't see any structural issues with it. Although I wonder if it can be glued with something to get a thicker composite for things like hand rails. Yes. I could call the manufacture of the product too, but like to hear more from the community. Also, I think i'll pick up a piece of the stuff and try some types of finish and or glues to see how it holds up in the sun while on the roof of my yard shed this winter. Sound like plan?

thanks all for your incoming comments
08-05-2007 12:04 PM
bobmcgov
Quote:
Originally Posted by US25 View Post
I'm 90% sure the long ones are teak, and I think the shorter ones are mahogany, but I'm not positive.
My first reflex on seeing your picture was "Phillipine mahogany." Esp. the pieces on the left. Phil mahog has that distinctive yellow hue under varnish. It's not at all a true mahogany, but it shares that wood's strength and weathering properties; prone to nasty lifting splinters, tho, so keep an eye out for those suckers. Nice find!
08-04-2007 11:23 PM
sailaway21 Well, there you go, your options just expanded exponentially. Congrats on your find.
08-04-2007 10:16 PM
US25
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingdog View Post
Very cool... do you know what kind of wood it is....
I'm 90% sure the long ones are teak, and I think the shorter ones are mahogany, but I'm not positive.
08-04-2007 10:10 PM
sailingdog Very cool... do you know what kind of wood it is....
08-04-2007 09:32 PM
US25 Just thought I 'd share my find today. I got this wood for free at a garage sale; actually it was a local boat builder's warehouse that is moving and this stuff was in the free pile. I'll post more pictures after I turn this trash into a treasure, (or a new cockpit floor).

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
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


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:26 AM.

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.