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Thoughts on decking with plascore

Posted by blakejd 
Thoughts on decking with plascore
March 24, 2019 02:25AM
I’m curious about people’s thoughs on decking my hunky dory with plascore. I’m using 18oz biax glass because I have a ton of it and 3/4 plascore but I’m concerned about the stress caused by flex from people walking on the boat. Any suggestions for best strategies to add support? I was thinking of breaking up some of the larger compartments with braces forward to aft in some way. Trex is too flexible but perhaps some kind of plascore arch. Any suggestions are appreciated.
Josh
Re: Thoughts on decking with plascore
March 24, 2019 10:33PM
My little dayak has a 3/4" inch Plascore deck and no flex. And no Chambers. That whole deck surface might be roughly equal to what's between bulkheads on a bigger boat. You can always add a vertical post here and there with PVC pipe glued temporarily in place with a fat goober bead of silicone caulk at both ends. A quick sharp smack with 6lb hand sledge would remove it too.
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