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Posted by primordial 
textured boat floor
June 29, 2020 07:52PM
I built an all-plascore Beavertail in 2013, painted with regular EasyPoxy. Overall it has held up well to many river miles and camping trips.

My main regret with the build was using Durabak. I applied it to the bottom of the boat, and a textured version to the inside floor of the boat. It is now starting to peel off, so my plan is to grind it off and just paint over it.

My question for the re-do is this: is it a mistake to leave the floor smooth (no added texture)? I ask because I find that the textured floor is hard to clean because it traps sand, mud, etc. Of course I don't want it to be hazardously slippery either.

Rob
Re: textured boat floor
June 29, 2020 08:57PM
I leave my floors as just paint and it hasn't been a problem.

Many moons ago I sprinkled sand into wet resin at the front standing position. That ended up ruining fly reels and anything else that ever rubbed on it at all. You can sprinkle ground walnut chips (they have them at paint stores) into wet resin. That makes a non-slip surface that does not grind up fly reels. But as you said. It's hard to clean.
Re: textured boat floor
June 30, 2020 10:52AM
Would love to see photos of your boat at some point....
Photos are troublesome in this forum because they do have to be knocked down to no more than 700 pixels wide to upload.
And many do not have the software to do that.

Someday I'll hack the forum so it automagically reduces uploaded image sizes.

In the meantime people can send me photos as an email attachment and I'll do it.

sandy dot pittendrigh aaaaat geeemail dot com
Re: textured boat floor
June 30, 2020 12:34PM
Sorry Sandy I'm having trouble attaching a photo this morning. I did post picture(s) a few years back.

All plascore with HMWPE oarlocks.

Rob

Re: textured boat floor
July 01, 2020 01:42AM
Cool boat
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