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Old 05 June 2014, 12:32   #1
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Pimp my Rib with Flexiteek decking

Has anyone used this stuff or self installed/layed it before?
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Old 05 June 2014, 13:06   #2
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Has anyone used this stuff or self installed/layed it before?
NO!
Stoop trying to be Huggie Bear and get the Bloody thing on the Water!
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Only cos you want it and mine will be faster than yours!
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Mine came up a couple of years ago. Was a nightmare to re seal. In the end I pulled it up cleaned all the adhesive off which took ages and gave it to Ribcraft to sort. Apparently it needs a tonne of weight and warmth to make it stick then a bead of sika round the edge.

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Great stuff, had it on our commercial ribs for years, always ask for it, hard wearing, looks good and today I high pressure hosed this one just to bring back to new
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Yes I have laid the single planks you can get, which I would not recommend and I have installed a deck supplied from a template.

Laying the planks individually is not great as you don't get to fill the gaps with caulking as you would with real teak/iroko. So you get small gaps where the mitre joints are not quite presice. Where as if you make a template of the area and get one of the many companies out there to make the deck to that pattern with a nice border around the edge and a single plank up the middle wider than the others you just lay the whole unit down on combed adhesive, like putting tiles up in the bathroom. Lay some planks of timber over the deck with some weights on and in 24 hours it will be good to go....
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If you get it. I want it to.!! Had it and loved it... Changes the feel of a rib to real leisure quality.. (not sure it goes with orange)

Advice i was given... Let a pro do it....
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Old 06 June 2014, 03:38   #9
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thanks, will give him a call and get some info
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thanks, will give him a call and get some info
Look forward to seeing it!
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Look forward to seeing it!
just think of AJs boat - but smaller and darker tubes. I've heard its been registered as 'mini-impulse' for its MMSI....
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He'll be getting a grain silo next!
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yours has got beer in it, never mind about the bloody grain!

You could use it as a shower. or an extra fuel tank and
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The beer keg, awesome
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Actually it has nitrous oxide in it to make up for only having 123hp at the prop!
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Actually it has nitrous oxide in it to make up for only having 123hp at the prop!
So that's where Nos is when he's not on RIBnet
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Bin quoted £1400 for a 4,8 .. Noooooooo. gotta try one more company otherwise will get a new trailer instead!
(I will Nick AJ's flooring whilst he is asleep somewhere dreaming how he can make his Dinghy go faster than yow!!)
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not really Nos. they will measure and cut too size n fit n seal
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