THE PBO SO­LU­TION

Practical Boat Owner - - Practical -

Raw ma­te­ri­als, while po­ten­tially a lit­tle costly, won’t be needed in any great quan­tity. Keep your closed cell foam strips to just a few mil­lime­tres thick, oth­er­wise a raised sole means you’ll lose valu­able head­room. Com­pa­nies such as Seals Di­rect or Poly­max can also sup­ply closed cell foam strips made from Neo­prene up to 75mm wide and 5mm thick.

riGht dis­cov­ery yachts has solved the po­ten­tial prob­lem of rat­tling sole­boards by bond­ing a thick rub­ber sheet to the un­der­side

Be­low a lock­ing mech­a­nism holds the board firmly down to make a good seal. the rub­ber not only re­moves any rat­tles, it also acts as a shock ab­sorber for heavy foot­falls, and as an ad­di­tional acous­tic bar­rier

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