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Thanks the many replies.
I use DriDeck under the foam mattress in my V-Berth (to create an airspace since water tank is just below and can have a condensation problem.)
The cabin sole is a familiar curved - very curvey - fiberglass pan and it has a molded indentation in which this sheet of vinyl sits.
In defense of this vinyl, I'll say that it has been there since 1970 and has held up until recently -- me spilling various things on it probably didn't help. If I found the same material today I would hurry to reapply it, as it would likely survive until I am dead and buried. It is walnutty in appearance with fake joints. It wasn't too slippy and it didn't get moldy -- just frayed.
Now I might have to resort to redoing the sole with some sort of real wood, but I have one very specific concern. I may liveaboard again in near future (I did so the first 4 year I owned) and I can say that I am 6'1" and there is precisely 6'1" headroom down the centerline of the R33. If I, with great difficulty and greater expense, lay down a one-quarter-inch layer of wood, the balance of the universe could be upset. The earth could spin off its axis and you would all be killed.
So, rather than have all of you go spin into the sun and die a horrible death, I'm looking at more vinyl - or something not more than 1/8" thick!