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Dirt Ball
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Boat Deck

Post by Dirt Ball » 31 Aug 2016, 21:06

I have an Alumacraft Drop Deck 15 that I am adding an aluminum deck in. I built the frame with 1 1/2"x 1 1/2" angle and I'm decking it with aluminum tread plate. I am drilling and tapping the angle and screwing the decking to it.

So my question is..... Would you put something between the angle and the decking to soften/ quiet your steps like a strip of rubber or vinyl or just screw the deck tight to the angle?

What would you put between the angle and decking if you were to do something like this?

Thanks for your input.
DB

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Re: Boat Deck

Post by Tims » 01 Sep 2016, 05:54

A bead of silicone should work


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Re: Boat Deck

Post by DaleH » 01 Sep 2016, 10:06

Tims wrote:A bead of silicone should work
FYI ... BEWARE when using "some" silicone product on tin boats! Most cheap silicone products have an acetic acid content and that WILL etch or corrode aluminum ...

FWIW Starcraft recommends closed-cell 3M vinyl between tin layers, properly etched/primed ahead of time of course.
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Dirt Ball
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Boat Deck

Post by Dirt Ball » 01 Sep 2016, 22:44

Thanks for the info Tims & DaleH.

Pardon my ignorance DaleH, but how do you etch/prime Aluminum

Thanks,
DB

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Re: Boat Deck

Post by Tims » 02 Sep 2016, 05:52

How about duct tape


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