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Old 18-04-2010, 21:03   #1
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Best Material to Use as a Pad on Deck ?

I am installing a new anchor roller in the bow and I need to raise it off the deck by about two inches. What kind of material can I use for this?

Someone suggested a plastic cutting board since they are good with compression, but that seems kinda silly. I know they sell vinyl 1x4 boards for use as siding. That might work. I don't think wood is a good idea for durability sake.

What do people usually use for this type of thing?

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Good bedding of Sika Flex and a nice piece of shaped teak... looks good, easy to maintain by oiling occasionally and durable... damn sight more durable than plastic or vinyl...lol
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... Someone suggested a plastic cutting board since they are good with compression, but that seems kinda silly...
Not entirely silly.
Quality cutting boards are usually made from High Density PolyEthylene (HDPE), which is a good product in this application.
For instance, King StarBoard is an HDPE polymer product.
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I use the high density plastic for lots of stuff..its excellent.
If you can get to a machine shop you may find a good source since they use lots of it for bushing and other things.
A nice piece of teak is also fine.
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