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Old 23 March 2019, 06:15   #1
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EVA Fake teak floor

Each year I like to do the odd improvement to my various boats. This year I was wondering about adding some of this to the deck of my Rib. It is only a 4.5 m rib and with the console and seat I would not need much.


I was wondering if anyone has used it and how durable it is especially with the odd fuel spillage and mud and sand etc

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/94-x18-EV...UAAOSwHOZb5zAN
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Old 23 March 2019, 13:44   #2
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I used basically the same on my rib; I thought for the price itís worth a shot compared to seadek! Even if it only lasts a season.

Have to say so far itís lasting very well! I use the rib mainly for wakeboarding so gets boards bashed on it all the time. No cuts or rips, stuck down really well, easy to fit (although i couldíve done a better job) & nice and grippy.

Iíve given it a scrub a few times when itís got grubby with soap and a Brush and itís come up like new again. Seems fine with dirt but Iíve got a few small grease stains that donít come out with just the quick scrub.

Iíd recommend the stuff Click image for larger version

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Old 21 September 2019, 01:34   #3
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I used basically the same on my rib; I thought for the price itís worth a shot compared to seadek! Even if it only lasts a season.

Have to say so far itís lasting very well! I use the rib mainly for wakeboarding so gets boards bashed on it all the time. No cuts or rips, stuck down really well, easy to fit (although i couldíve done a better job) & nice and grippy.

Iíve given it a scrub a few times when itís got grubby with soap and a Brush and itís come up like new again. Seems fine with dirt but Iíve got a few small grease stains that donít come out with just the quick scrub.

Iíd recommend the stuff Attachment 128809
Howís this stuff lasting?
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Old 23 September 2019, 18:19   #4
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Its a brilliant product imo.

It reduces noise if you are a fisherman. It adds grip. Its cool in summer, warm in winter.

In NZ Marinedeck 2000 is promoted a lot. I think its fin or norwegian company, going by the language on the actual official website.

Its easy to install and doesnt cost a lot and is durable as far as Im aware and easy to clean. Perfect for RIBs and such.

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Is it possible to buy cheap self-adhesive fake teak without the grooves? I've got some of the regular stuff and wonder about the possibility of doing something fancy with my new router like in the pics below. It's so quick and easy.

I realise I could maybe stick the edges together using contact adhesive but I don't want extra joins which might not endure.

Incidentally these non-brand 1/4" routers seem really well made, even come with spare brushes at £18 delivered. Add a 15 piece router cutter set and you are all tooled up for less than £30!
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I could never justify the cost of the "branded" hand held router but a couple of years ago when the Chinese copy for £30 arrived I jumped on it. I got all the accessories and a box if router bits to go with it, gave it a prominent drawer in the workshop, then after a flurry of "justifying a purchase" jobs which it did well, it joined the other must have tools hardly seeing daylight. I'm just a tool tart.
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Improving my skills working with this material. First attempt took a while but is now ready for routing

Unsure if to apply contact adhesive to the deck or just rely on the self adhesive backing.
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Lots of other jobs preventing faster progress but I've managed to get three panels completed. Routing and edging technique is working well. To get the shape I made templates using clear polythene sheet and traced it out on the EVA.

I've thought a lot about keeping them down. The options are:
1. Clean the deck with panel wipe and rely on the self adhesive backing alone.
2. Use a polyurethane 5200 adhesive as used with the real stuff
3. Apply contact adhesive to the deck for an instant grab.

I think I'm going to go with option 3. I don't think (1) will be good enough because of the anti slip deck texture. If I have to renew a panel or don't like the EVA then option 2 means I can't go back to the original finish because a solvent won't remove it. However Bostik sell a cleaner that can remove old glue and won't hurt the gelcoat so (3) is my current thinking, I might limit it to the edges?
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Its cool in summer, warm in winter.
That's very impressive. I wonder how it knows which season it is?

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