Aft Deck Restoration

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby balthaus » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:16 pm

Carl,
This is what I used
http://versatex.com/pvc-sheet-material
As you mentioned...it is a bit flex-y. Also it is not dimensionally stable, no stronger on edge vs flat, if you were to cut a 4 inch wide piece and the put it on edge.
I had to add some re-enforcement with aluminum angle and SS bolts and nuts.
Very easy to work with using basic woodworking tools.
Not sure of the cost difference...just sharing.
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby carl » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:25 am

Thank you for sharing, it is most appreciated. Keep the resource and reference material coming in, collectively it is all good information to have on hand and will prove helpful to all Marinette owners needing to restore their aft decks.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby Harryb » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:37 am

Hi I used starboard with anti skid molded into the surface, it's great to walk on even wet and has never been too hot to walk on. I mounted it from the underside thru the stringers for a nice clean install. The stuff is maintance free, easy to clean and lasts forever. It looks just as good now as the day I finished it, and it's been just over five years in the south florida sun.
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby carl » Fri Feb 17, 2017 11:57 am

Harryb,
I looked at the Starboard anti-skid material when I was doing my research and I favored it over many other options, I know it is a good quality product, pricy but good. I have a bunch of questions if you would oblige, Can I ask you what thickness Starboard you used? Did you put it right over the original stringers without anything else like aluminum sheet or aluminum plate below it for support? If you put it over the original stringers did you add any stringers? Is it springy or does it flex under foot? What size panels did you purchase and how many seams sheet to sheet did that leave you with? Lastly if you have pictures you could post and share that would be great. Thank you. Carl
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby Harryb » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:57 am

Hi Carl I used 5/8 starboard. I got 4x8 and one 54 inch by 8 foot sheets from TPI plastics in Tampa. The starboard is applied directly to the stringers attached from the underside on both sides of the centerline but not all the way out the edges. The only place I needed extra support was the doors where I added stiffeners to the back side with stainless fasteners countersunk from the top for a flush surface. The seams are at the aft end of the forward doors full width of the deck. In the back part of the deck the seam is on the boats centerline. So there are three main pieces not counting the doors, the forward piece about 1/2 of the deck and aft 2 parts making up the other half, hopes this helps.
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby carl » Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:47 am

Harryb,
That was described very well as I can picture it. One last question remains, does the 5/8" thick starboard flex under foot when walked on or is it rigid and sound with no deflection? Thanks for all of your help.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby Harryb » Sun Feb 19, 2017 2:36 pm

The only flex was at the door seams which I used aluminum angle stock to re-enforce. If you have more questions PM me a phone number and I'll try to answer them.
1987 32 f/b sedan with twin 318's Docked on florida's nature coast

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby EarlBeyer » Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:23 pm

Thanks for sharing this information.

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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby Tranquilo » Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:35 pm

Agree on the screwing it down so you can easily work below. Be sure to consider a gutters or channels for the water to clear the deck. A lot of the corrosion issues I see are due to the really flat deck designs and the water runs off the side and down into the bilge more than those poor drains. Also, the hatches are perfect for acting like a sieve for water to dump right on top of your distributor.

If I may suggest upgrading the gas tanks to a poly or SS because those steel tanks really rust overtime.
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Re: Aft Deck Restoration

Postby carl » Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:16 pm

My fuel tanks are aluminum. The only hatch in play on this restoration is the aft deck hatch with no engines below it, my engines are in the salon with their own hatches. I'm restoring the aft deck outside.
1990 Marinette 32' Sedan Fly Bridge "IKOI"
Twin Crusader 350's (Closed Loop Cooling)
Bow to Stern Full On Restoration in Progress
Chickamauga Lake, Tennessee
A boat is always safe at shore, but that's not what its built for...


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