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Old 07 July 2014, 10:47   #1
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Right material to cover sib floor?

I am thinking about getting a layer of something to cover the floor of my sib. The idea is to prevent from scraping the wood, give more traction and make it look nicer.
Any suggestions as to what materials should I be looking into?
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Any carpet non porous or slippery rubber material when wet trimmed to floor size, can even be glued on top floor if sib will happpen to remain and trasported inflated as with a trailer.

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Thanks Locozodiac.

I won't glue it to the floor because I still need to fold the boat. Do you think that if i stick it between the aluminum frame and the tubes it will hold nicely?
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Will hold in nicely if sticking in between tubes and alum side joiners before sib is fully inflated, but must necessarily be a thin rubber, plastic carpet like to fit snugly.

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Yes, that's what I had in mind.

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I covered my aluminium floored Honwave with foam batting from screwfix. The best mod I have made and it only cost a pittance


Sib aluminum floor - matting
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I covered my aluminium floored Honwave with foam batting from screwfix. The best mod I have made and it only cost a pittance


Sib aluminum floor - matting
I saw your thread. It looks great mate! But I think that in my case the holes would look weird over the orange wood floor.
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I saw your thread. It looks great mate! But I think that in my case the holes would look weird over the orange wood floor.
Functionality over aesthetics wins the day for me every time.
Without a doubt it doesn't add to the aesthetic appeal of my Sib either.
But I would not be without my beloved rubberised foam floor now.
Once its measured and cut to size 45 seconds removes it after use!
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Functionality over aesthetics wins the day for me every time.
Without a doubt it doesn't add to the aesthetic appeal of my Sib either.
But I would not be without my beloved rubberised foam floor now.
Once its measured and cut to size 45 seconds removes it after use!
But... Swag?!

I have never seen those with the holes for sale in here. I have seen the plain ones. When I get to the hardware shop I'll see if those exist in here and maybe I'll give them a try.
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But... Swag?!

I have never seen those with the holes for sale in here. I have seen the plain ones. When I get to the hardware shop I'll see if those exist in here and maybe I'll give them a try.
Its sold by screwfix as pool matting and for playground use by Screwfix UK.
Mottez foam matting as I recall.
I have used alternatives but this has proved its worth this season as the best all round Sib floor Sib covering.
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