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    And out comes the saw!-gctid361797

    After putting it off for a year I decided to pull the carpet out of our 89' 2150 Cuddy, and probed the floor for rot. After finding good wood I decided to run my circular saw around the whole perimiter as i knew the wood was solid where i was cutting. The previous owner had replaced a 2x2 section in front of the engine bay so I wanted to cut that area out for sure. My questions for the forum as im kinda going into this head first:

    1. What wood is best for small nailers, with out coating them in epoxy,as my budget is limited and have just enough for the floor,

    Cedar, Treated Pine, Painted Pine, or Oak.

    2. I am looking for a new floor material other the carpet, any ideas? I have 4 boxes of Bella Wood Pre finished Ash 3/4" Tounge and groove that I was thinking of using. Does any one think this would be a bad idea?

    3.If i was to use the Ash flooring would it date the boat if i made the cuddy doors out of match white oak plywood, with a clear coat of Helmsmens?

    Any Ideas would be great!

    Matt

    Akron, Ohio

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    #2
    I might use that Bella wood floor in the cabin of our boat. Likely not.

    No way would I use a wood laminate in the cockpit of an open boat.

    If you don't have money to coat the wood with epoxy why start the project ?

    IMHO - Minimally the base should be exterior grade BC plywood. You can get a basic epoxy resin at Home Depot or Lowes just to use as a sealer way cheaper than a marine type product.

    I am not sure what you mean by nailers.

    OK - No carpet. For a floor I might look at a solid vinyl faux wood flooring product, solid rubber flooring or save up and do a Flex Teak floor.
    Jim McNeely
    New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
    Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
    Brighton, Michigan USA
    MMSI # 367393410

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      #3
      That would be perfect, do you have any idea of what the epoxy resin is called that Home Depot or Lowes would sell?

      Thank you so much

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        #4
        Agreed with Jim... laminate floor is particle board which does HORRIBLY with moisture. I bought a house which had "moisture resistant" laminate in the bathroom, the entire thing (including attached laundry room) had the edges of the floor curling just from the moisture of showering... not even from water hitting it.

        If you're going cheap, use a gallon or two ($30/ea locally) of epoxy over some B or C plywood, followed by vinyl plank flooring.

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          #5
          "Epoxy Resin" sold in quarts ($13) or gallons ($38) in the aisle with glues and caulk. I bought a quart at Home Depot last Saturday.
          Jim McNeely
          New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
          Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
          Brighton, Michigan USA
          MMSI # 367393410

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            #6
            JimMc wrote:
            "Epoxy Resin" sold in quarts ($13) or gallons ($38) in the aisle with glues and caulk. I bought a quart at Home Depot last Saturday.
            Ooops... I had a mistake in my post, I had meant fiberglass resin. Which brand of epoxy does Home Depot carry for $38 a gallon? That's dirt cheap.

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              #7
              One thing I think you guys are missing I said That the flooring is 3/4" Solid wood WHITE ASH(like a baseball bat) pre finished with 6 coats of factory polyurethane the pieces are tounge and grove....Yes or No on using it?

              There was also no foam in the hull should there be?

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                #8
                Six coats on the face. Likely nothing on the edges or back.
                Jim McNeely
                New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                Brighton, Michigan USA
                MMSI # 367393410

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                  #9
                  No But I own a cabinet shop so if just coating the backs would do it its no problem but advice is what im looking for if you guys think its still a bad idea i'll goanother direction?

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                    #10
                    My error.

                    It was 3M Fiberglass resin I purchased.
                    Jim McNeely
                    New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                    Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                    Brighton, Michigan USA
                    MMSI # 367393410

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                      #11
                      I think the laminate floor is a bad idea.
                      Jim McNeely
                      New Hope a 2004 Bayliner 305 Sunbridge Express Cruiser
                      Twin 5.7s with Bravo2 drives
                      Brighton, Michigan USA
                      MMSI # 367393410

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                        #12
                        Personally I would go with something else. In order for the 3/4 T&G to stay in place you are going to toe nail through the tounge into the plywood. or epoxy it in place. Dont forget to leave a 1/4 inch for expansion around the edges. Due to the moisture the wood is going to expand and contract throughout the season and during the winter. Pre fininshed wood also may have issues with safety due to slipping when wet. IMHO it would be like putting the same product in a really damp basement without any dehumidifier. I would go with a wood look alike.

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                          #13
                          May I asy, Great answer exactly what i thought just need it reinforced, guess the wife was wrong again lol. any ideas on new flooring we have a lot of water in the boat from swimmers and want to cambat that as th carpet was always wet?

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                            #14
                            I have seen some posts on this site about vinal products from Home depot, they looked great in the pictures and were certainly inexpensive. These products could be an interim step to the more expensive teak look a likes. If you do a search you should be able to find many threads

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                              #15
                              I suppose you could get by with an epoxy product designed for garage floors etc. We use an S&W product in commercial office applications but I know that Home Depot sells a DIY kit, in the paint department. I believe it is sub $100.
                              Phil, Vicky, Ashleigh & Sydney
                              1998 3055 Ciera
                              (yes, a 1998)
                              Previous boat: 1993 3055
                              Dream boat: 70' Azimut or Astondoa 72
                              Sea Doo XP
                              Sea Doo GTI SE
                              Life is short. Boats are cool.
                              The family that plays together stays together.
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