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Old 04 September 2010, 08:23   #1
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Is it possible to put non slip flooring on a sibs wooden or aluminium floor? It may not only protect the floor but also increase traction and stop a bit of noise. Anyone has any experience? Thanks!
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Old 04 September 2010, 20:39   #2
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You can buy none slip paints that have grit in them. Could you paint the floor boards with this?
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Hi, thanks for your response but painting is not really an option. I was looking more for some kind of floor cover or matting solution that I can put down and also remove as needed.
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Hi, thanks for your response but painting is not really an option. I was looking more for some kind of floor cover or matting solution that I can put down and also remove as needed.
Yes you can get heavy duty non slip matting,i got some at a boat jumble was 17 per metre.does add weight to the sib tho,quite heavy
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I've been thinking the same thing, I wanted to use Skydex IMBD, haven't got a price yet but it's starting to sound like it's ridiculously expensive. I'm interested to see what other people come up with.

https://www.skydex.com/boat_decking
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If you look at post number 9 here... http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ighlight=geoff it shows a interlocking rubber mat that B and Q sell. It helps stop noise if you drop something (ie. a lead) on the floor and can be cut to shape.
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This is what I used. Got it from Home Depot. Works well on floor.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/AST/brows....jsp?locale=en

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I had Dri-Dek in my Achilles. Expensive, but it worked well. A little hard on bare feet, but for me that wasn't much of an issue (too cold for bare feet most of the time.)

Don't know if the new owner left it in or pulled it out.


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I got some rubber matting for the same purpose. Great advantage was it was custom cut. You can enter required length and width so it fits your sibs wooden or aluminium floor. Make sure that you get rubber mats that allow water to drain through (with holes like in NP's pic) otherwise the whole flooring starts floating when the boat is flooded.
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I made a great floor mat for my old boat. It was tedious, but free. I got a roll of rubber which was material from a conveyor belt at a gravel pit. It was heavy duty; about 1/4" thick with a textile layer in the centre. I cut it out to fit my floor exactly. I cut the edges on an angle so they fit under the track rails. Then I took a hole punch (looks like a chisel with a circular cutting end) and punched a pattern of holes into most of it, excepting the sloped bow section, close enough together so no water would be trapped. It was excellent!
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