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Old 11 May 2015, 07:21   #1
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I'm looking to get some padding for the floor of my thundercat, thinking around 40-50mm thick. Gets used in the surf and rough weather so need a lot of protection, just wondering what folk use on their boats? There's some stuff online which I've found but it's mostly very expensive and specialsed
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Old 11 May 2015, 07:33   #2
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I was looking for the same stuff and is mega money so just decided to get a sore ar se lol
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I'm looking to get some padding for the floor of my thundercat, thinking around 40-50mm thick. Gets used in the surf and rough weather so need a lot of protection, just wondering what folk use on their boats? There's some stuff online which I've found but it's mostly very expensive and specialsed
i was looking in b & Q they have some insulating material in the building section in sheet form not expensive in black might be worth a look see if its any good to you
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I was looking for the same stuff and is mega money so just decided to get a sore ar se lol
I've been doing that for a couple years but I think with a 70hp it can only be worse!

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i was looking in b & Q they have some insulating material in the building section in sheet form not expensive in black might be worth a look see if its any good to you
cheers I'll have a look
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This the stuff? - Jablite 3728502050 Insulation Board, (L)1200mm (W)450mm (T)50mm | Departments | DIY at B&Q

Do you know if its closed cell/waterproof?
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You can find lots of industrial closed cell foam sheets in varying thicknesses and densities

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but the surface is quite delicate still - you need something like the Y Class mats that the RNLI use.
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You can find lots of industrial closed cell foam sheets in varying thicknesses and densities

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but the surface is quite delicate still - you need something like the Y Class mats that the RNLI use.
Yeh but for the sheet size I need that works out at over 100... !
Any more about the Y class stuff? I know some folk use soft play mats
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This the stuff? - Jablite 3728502050 Insulation Board, (L)1200mm (W)450mm (T)50mm | Departments | DIY at B&Q

Do you know if its closed cell/waterproof?
looks like the stuff i would say it is waterproof only had a quick look but it looks like polystyrene make up but stronger.

another one i had a waterproof dog bed made 4x36x40 inches got it off e-bay they make any size nice to sit on in the boat various colors cost 30
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direct manufacturing ltd on e-bay chew resistant dog beds 1400x1000x100 70 they will make any size waterproof foam is same as hospital beds they also do 50mm thick

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Yeh but for the sheet size I need that works out at over 100... !
Any more about the Y class stuff? I know some folk use soft play mats
I picked up a Y Class mat cheap on eBay some time ago - sadly still seeking the Y Class to go with it!

The soft play mat idea or gym mat etc sounds a good idea, same sort of thing I guess - high density foam covered in a tough vinyl type cover.
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