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Old 21 April 2010, 11:44   #11
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Strips of sandpaper-like stuff, adhesive backed, is pretty widely available, and better non-slip properties than any kind of plastic or rubber when wet. Don't need to cover the whole floor; about 50% coverage works pretty well (and gives a zebra-skin effect if you are one of the more artsy people.) You may have some problems keeping it stuck down, though.

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Old 21 April 2010, 12:36   #12
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Strips of sandpaper-like stuff, adhesive backed, is pretty widely available, and better non-slip properties than any kind of plastic or rubber when wet. Don't need to cover the whole floor; about 50% coverage works pretty well (and gives a zebra-skin effect if you are one of the more artsy people.) You may have some problems keeping it stuck down, though.

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problems keeping it stuck down, though, I agree there good stuff,but keeping it down,i may lay mine on the last coat of wet varnish,and be a little arty aswell,i like that
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on a Humber 16 that i had it had which been used by a dive club before i bought her ,,had a large ribbed rubber mat stuck down ,,the sort you get in shop door ways about 3ft wide 7 ft long problem was that over time holes had worn through then water had been trapped causing a bit of rot to the top laminates of the plywood floor ,.

mixing a hand full of sharp sand into varnish makes a good non slip surface but i know someone that tripped and fell head first into there boat from a river bank ,,,nice gravel rash to the forehead ,,

that nonslip tape that jyasaki mentioned ,,i bought a roll from a pound shop ,it said it was for kitchen floors/ metal steps ,,,,,thinking it would be crap and would probely peel off after a few weeks ,,well i was wrong its stuck down for 4 years now on my grp fishing boat cabin roof ,,,problem is pound shop no longer sells it .
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on a Humber 16 that i had it had which been used by a dive club before i bought her ,,had a large ribbed rubber mat stuck down ,,the sort you get in shop door ways about 3ft wide 7 ft long problem was that over time holes had worn through then water had been trapped causing a bit of rot to the top laminates of the plywood floor ,.

mixing a hand full of sharp sand into varnish makes a good non slip surface but i know someone that tripped and fell head first into there boat from a river bank ,,,nice gravel rash to the forehead ,,

that nonslip tape that jyasaki mentioned ,,i bought a roll from a pound shop ,it said it was for kitchen floors/ metal steps ,,,,,thinking it would be crap and would probely peel off after a few weeks ,,well i was wrong its stuck down for 4 years now on my grp fishing boat cabin roof ,,,problem is pound shop no longer sells it .
Arh the good ole pound shop,do get some bargains sometimes ,but as you say got something one minute,next gone and don t sell it again,well handy if they did that tape,got two shops in town will have a look
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problems keeping it stuck down, though, I agree there good stuff,but keeping it down,i may lay mine on the last coat of wet varnish,and be a little arty aswell,i like that
Might try giving the adhesive a splash of acetone just prior to sticking it on. Works well for a lot of rubber-based tape adhesives.

To keep water from getting in around the edges, you could seal them with a thin mix of urethane adhesive thinned with MEK (or acetone.)

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Might try giving the adhesive a splash of acetone just prior to sticking it on. Works well for a lot of rubber-based tape adhesives.

To keep water from getting in around the edges, you could seal them with a thin mix of urethane adhesive thinned with MEK (or acetone.)

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Good tip,many thanks,Be nice to be able to get some,could nt find it in B n Q,AND WICKES ,never had it in the gravesend store how annoying
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