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Old 09-12-2010, 02:45   #16
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blue - foam padding for insulation and some, be it minor, protection against knocks. Entirely practical. Unfortunately, I think the only other colour choice in these foam mat rolls is an unfortunate yellow.
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Old 09-12-2010, 03:32   #17
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blue - foam padding for insulation and some, be it minor, protection against knocks. Entirely practical. Unfortunately, I think the only other colour choice in these foam mat rolls is an unfortunate yellow.
Does she know you're telling us about her padding???
Looks pretty good to me though
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Old 09-12-2010, 04:11   #18
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Is that blue stuff like the exersise mat material...kind of high density foam stuff?
How is it fastened contact cement?
Looks very functional.
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Old 09-12-2010, 09:03   #19
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blue - foam padding for insulation and some, be it minor, protection against knocks. Entirely practical. Unfortunately, I think the only other colour choice in these foam mat rolls is an unfortunate yellow.

I asked about this stuff as insulation option for my boat...in my erea you find these at dollar stores in a multitude of colors...I can pad my entier boat for like $25...please tell me how it works for you and how you glued it ti fiberglass?
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Always a desenting voice....

Does anyone actually have as much wood in their house as we see in many boats? I find it claustriphobic and depressing in a seaway. Sure, I've seen houses with wainscoating, but not every room and the lighting is better. I grew up in a house with wainscoating in several rooms, only to chair rail height, I never cared for it, and I helped my dad rip it out. The vast majority of houses, even well into 7 figures, have drywall and light colors through out.

Some like it because it looks warm and traditional. OK, personal preference. For some, dark colors and wood give them a feeling of quality, though why wood would be considered "better" than equal quality FRP work is beyond my understanding; it's heavier, maintanance intensive, and generally dark. Like my house, I prefer just a bit for accents, and I would like even less. I often finsh interior wood with glass and polyurethane, to make it disapear, because I dislike unnecasary woodgrain. Woodwork, even fancy work, is simply more practical for custom work. Good interior FRP work is very difficult for the average DIY and I am mightily impressed when I see it. Good finish carpenter skills are far more common.

The way I see it, FRP revolutionized boating for most of us. Good.
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its a personal thing; I love the looks and feel of wood...also like to work wood humm that smell...I dislike wood imitation, looks cheep and totaly unapealing...sadly most boat built from 1970 have plenty of fake wood

glazed FRP like we see in hot tubs can be quite appealing...iv seen FRP furniture with an almost mirror marble finish that would make the most die hard wood lover envious...guess with practice and skills DIY is possible...that would make crazy good looks on any boat.
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I've never been a conventional person...all my boats have had unique interiors;my new one will have a mermaids grotto look in the aft cabin and a tuscan villa look in the main salon. And I'll be doing the head like my last boat to have a tropical hut look( bamboo trim, rattan wall covering, palm frond ceiling). If I can figure out how to post pix I'll put up my concept(photoshoped) pix.
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YEAH ! finally got pic posted in "life aboard" section.
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theres a boat in that picture!
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