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Old 05 October 2012, 11:10   #11
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Courageous; that looks like bar matting (the stuff wet bars use to avoid having to mop up spills til the end of the night.)

I have a couple of pieces on board my boat; you're right, it's heavy. On the plus side, it's available in hardware stores for not too much money (compared to Dri Dek, which is ridiculously expensive, and hard on bare feet.)

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Old 05 October 2012, 12:23   #12
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Jy - do you happen to have a shortage of customers in your bars? This stuff stank of some petroleum product for weeks after I laid it
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Old 06 October 2012, 11:44   #13
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LOL. I honestly don't remember who else was in the bar.

The new stuff in stores has a distinctly rubber smell; don't notice anything coming off the stuff on the boat, but it's been sitting in sun and rain and salt water for several years.

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Old 28 October 2012, 10:53   #14
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You might want to check out anti-fatigue flooring mats at your local Costco. I use Multi-tiles but that might be what you have already.
Black rubber can get hot underfoot in mid-summer sun.
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Old 28 October 2012, 14:05   #15
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I use something like these - AMOEBIC TOP / BROAD RIB RUBBER MATS

Works well and bought second hand for a couple of quid each.

Local farm suppliers will stock something like these - and may have second hand sites, pages, wall adverts etc
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Old 28 October 2012, 23:21   #16
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EVA foam like this from Candian Tire:

Best Step Anti-Fatigue Foam Floor Mat, Diamond | Canadian Tire

It is easy to apply with this:

3M spray adhesive Search results | Canadian Tire

Pros: Light weight, reasonably grippy, excellent anti-fatigue properties & inexpensive - often on sale for 1/2 price.

Cons: Might eventually get chewed up by the tanks (yet still easy and cheap to cut out and replace a chewed up section)
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Old 29 October 2012, 02:08   #17
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Will that stuff stand up to UV?

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Will that stuff stand up to UV?

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Stoo lives in Southern Ontario. They have to go to Google Images if they want to see the sun.
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Old 29 October 2012, 08:20   #19
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This, from Sunny B.C. ? :^)
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I had a great mat in my previous boat. I got a length of conveyor belting from a gravel pit. I cut it to fit snugly into the entire boat, end to end, side to side. Then I took a 1" dia. hole punch, and perforated it by hand. The result was a pattern of 1" holes in staggered rows over the entire mat. It was a little time consuming but the end result was well worth it. The holes were close enough together so that no moisture would trap under it.
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