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Old 27 August 2012, 02:21   #1
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Deck mats?

Hi all...

I have interlocking tiles on the deck of my Hurricane that resemble these things:
Interlocking Shower Tiles, Wet Area Matting

They protect my deck from dive tanks, weight belts and provide some traction for the dog.

For years I have been fighting them... They are always sliding aft, shifting around, and the tiles separate from one another (even though I have them zip-tied together.) I know that there is a company that makes a similar product in sheets, but these are only 3' wide, so I would still end up with a seam.

Is anyone using something that they can recommend? I have been tempted to try a rubber industrial mat if I can find one big enough. Ideally, I'd like something that's one continuous piece, that I can trim to fit around the console etc. Obviously, it needs to allow water to pass thorough and drain aft to the bilge.

Thoughts appreciated!

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Old 27 August 2012, 11:04   #2
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Some different brands and ideas here:
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Obviously, it needs to allow water to pass thorough and drain aft to the bilge.
Ummm... Why? Assuming you have flush mount material, water would simply drain back on top of the mat (as it would on the deck with no mat.) You'd have to arrange for water access to the actual drains, but unless you're worried about surface wetness, there's no reason to need it to run under the mat.

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Conveyor Belt

We use conveyor belt from a quarry, really soft on the feet good protection for dive gear. Quite heavy so never lifts in the breeze etc.

Not difficult to cut with a sharp stanley knife and few blades. Can be fitted around jockey seats etc as required.
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If the tiles are PVC then stick/weld them together with PVC glue from the model shop. I put a bead around the interlocking parts and they never separate, fit them all to the floor before sticking them together. A few bits of aluminum screwed to the floor and bent over the PVC tiles lock everything in place, you can get aluminum edge strip from any flooring contractor.
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Try a search for cattle/equestrian mats, these come in 8x4 sheets and have shock absorbing features too

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Thanks for the brilliant ideas. I'll do some digging and see what I find. JYK, you are probably right about the water passing through. It's just what I'm used to I suppose!

I'll let you know how I make out!

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May want to consider rubber truck bed cargo mat. Will be a lot lighter, more flexible, and hold together better than stall mats (not shed rubber dust). The stall mats will be more rigid ( though still flex). My primary concern would be the weight of the horse mats though would provide more puncture resistance.
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May want to consider rubber truck bed cargo mat. Will be a lot lighter, more flexible, and hold together better than stall mats (not shed rubber dust). The stall mats will be more rigid ( though still flex). My primary concern would be the weight of the horse mats though would provide more puncture resistance.
The truck mat I have seen is very thin compared to the stable mat. Today in work we had a new portacabin installed. The guys used a what looked like fibreglass sheet with a anti slip surface to sheet the walkways. I got a few bits of them. It looks ideal to put a floor on a rib, not shock absorbing but a great under surface for a few pads and tough as hell but very thin and light. If you put this down anything on top would not slip or move. Would make a great tread to.
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Horse matting

Stoo - this is my DR750 with horse matting as bought on ebay. Same purpose as you, protection from tanks and anti slip. Works a treat. My DR is quite beamy but I still managed to get the width ok and any seams have been tie wrapped. Works fine as the material is so strong. Just a little heavy.
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