Companionway Boards

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Companionway Boards

Postby Woz » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:32 pm

Hi all.

I have replaced and varnished the companionway boards last year. They have now delaminated, not bad for 6 months old. They are out of direct sunlight with a tarp over the boat but still plenty of air flow through the boat. I used marine plywood A grade purchased can from Bunnings ( that was my big mistake).
Has anyone made some out of C board or polycarbonate or similar? If so or otherwise your thoughts would be appricated.

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Warwick
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Re: Companionway Boards

Postby maxm » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:58 pm

Mine were replaced by the previous owner with plastic, probably acrylic. Polycarbonate is tough but expensive and at the thickness you need for the boards, it'd be incredibly strong. You don't really need that strength. My acrylic boards are still in very good shape after all these years (just a few small scratches), is rot proof and maintenance free.
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Re: Companionway Boards

Postby Woz » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:53 am

Many thanks Max.

Warwick


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