Posts : 112 Sailboat : CM 26 Birthday : 1952-03-16 Join date : 2013-01-25 Age : 67 Job/hobbies : Telecommunications/Security/IT - Hobby Music
Subject: Ideas on upgrading floor Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:58 am
The floor area of my CM26 is just the fiberglass of the inside of the hull. I see lots of photos of other make boats but none of the CM variety. Has anyone actually put down a false floor over the bottom of their boats or just left it 'as-is'? Any pictures or ideas would be appreciated!! terry
truewind Posting Member
Posts : 15 Sailboat : CM 23 Twin Keel 1976 Join date : 2013-02-24
My floor is on the to do list this year. Last year was outside cleaning, this year, more inside projects. First job, degrease and clean, then an oil base paint. Maybe then, carpet.
Diggs Lifetime Member
Posts : 149 Sailboat : CM 26 Join date : 2012-08-09
Subject: Re: Ideas on upgrading floor Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:54 am
I would use a one part epoxy paint like Petit's Easypoxy on any interior surface of a boat.
Oil based paints don't resist mildew very well and aren't recommended for areas of high moisture. They require good and almost constant ventilation as they have a lasting odor. They also take a very long time to cure.