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Old 03 December 2011, 11:06   #1
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Sib Floor

Been looking at other options instead of the marine ply floor i have on my sib as its getting ready for rubbing down and painting and found these.

12mm STOKBOARD - Filcris Recycled Plastic

Anyone have any thoughts or tried this before.I like the look of the embossed surface as it may add grip to the floor.
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12mm is half inch; LDPE is not going to be very rigid in larger sizes. I'd guess you'd want about 3/4", and may still beed bracing to get rigidity.

Also, PE is a fairly low energy plastic, so gluing stuff to it (or gluing it together) is damn near impossible (though there are a couple of epoxies that will work with a little prep steps.) On the up side, it cuts and machines pretty well, and takes and hold screws decently.

Lastly, PE tends to be fairly heavy for a given volume.

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I wasnt going to use just the plastic if this is what you mean.
I would still be using the ally interlocking plates and stringers.It was more a replacment for the wood.
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Been looking at other options instead of the marine ply floor i have on my sib as its getting ready for rubbing down and painting and found these.

12mm STOKBOARD - Filcris Recycled Plastic

Anyone have any thoughts or tried this before.I like the look of the embossed surface as it may add grip to the floor.
Pete
I was looking at the weight of this Stokboard. 24kg's for 1.2m x 2.4m

Alloy chequer plate would be a better bet.
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