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Old 04 March 2014, 10:54   #1
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Sib aluminum floor - matting

Bought some Mottez foam rubber matting to cover the Sib floor.
Comes in 1.24 m sq packs at 9.95 per pack.
I needed 2 packs for my 3.5 Honwave.
It interlocks like a jig saw so easy to remove.
It has holes to allow drainage.
Most importantly it is cushioned so no more sore knees kneeling on the aluminium.
As it is rubberized foam it will also stop my fishing box etc sliding around on the aluminum floor.
Bargain for under 20 squid:-)
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Old 04 March 2014, 19:06   #2
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Thanks for that Kaman. I have been thinking of using that material. Does it move around while underway. Will hooks get caught.
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Doesn't move at all I cut it to fit tight against the stringers.
The petrol tank is anchored tightly on top of it as well to help hold it in place.
Dont know about the hooks yet.
I land any fish into a large box and use no more than two hooks at a time it shouldn't be a problem tho.
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Thanks for that Kaman. I will give it a try. I use my sib in the ocean. Its for that reason I ask. Also the other day I was standing up in the sib and was doing what most blokes do when out on the water for a long time and nearly slipped overboard because of the sliperiness of the aluminium floor. Hopefully this problem will now be solved. Otherwise I need to use a bucket.
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Old 05 March 2014, 07:06   #5
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Thanks for that Kaman. I will give it a try. I use my sib in the ocean. Its for that reason I ask. Also the other day I was standing up in the sib and was doing what most blokes do when out on the water for a long time and nearly slipped overboard because of the sliperiness of the aluminium floor. Hopefully this problem will now be solved. Otherwise I need to use a bucket.
Lol!
I use mine for sea fishing also.
I've been in that position too.
You are fine and stable whilst sitting in a sib but the moment you stand it all goes wrong!
I now kneel on the soft floor and utilize the outboard to steady myself when conducting my gentleman business over the transom.
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Thanks for that Kaman. I will give it a try. I use my sib in the ocean. Its for that reason I ask. Also the other day I was standing up in the sib and was doing what most blokes do when out on the water for a long time and nearly slipped overboard because of the sliperiness of the aluminium floor. Hopefully this problem will now be solved. Otherwise I need to use a bucket.

Tip for draining the vain, one knee on the transom one hand on the engine .Stable as you like.
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Bought some Mottez foam rubber matting to cover the Sib floor.
Comes in 1.24 m sq packs at 9.95 per pack.
I needed 2 packs for my 3.5 Honwave.
It interlocks like a jig saw so easy to remove.
It has holes to allow drainage.
Most importantly it is cushioned so no more sore knees kneeling on the aluminium.
As it is rubberized foam it will also stop my fishing box etc sliding around on the aluminum floor.
Bargain for under 20 squid:-)
Like that set up
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I have same size honwave I take it doesn't cover all the way to the bow.Aslso why didn't you centralize the matting, looks nice and comphy though
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Hi Dave3235
No two packs doesn't reach all the way to the end of the floor.
I have a homemade bow bow bolted onto the wooden bow board though.
I didn't centralise the joint between the foam sections as if I had, the cuts at the sides where the matting sits against the stringers would have gone through the centre of a row of circular out cuts in the matting.
As I wanted a solid edge fitted tight against the stringers I cut it as depicted.
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Sounds right looks good, any building tips on the bow box!!
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