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Old 15-02-2014, 20:31   #1
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Wooden Floorboard CREEK: Annoying!!!

How do I reduce floor board creek on a sailboat?

We just bought this boat and the floorboard creek is annoying as hell.
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Old 15-02-2014, 20:42   #2
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Re: Wooden Floorboard CREEK: Annoying!!!

WD40 or replace the floor board
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Old 15-02-2014, 20:44   #3
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Re: Wooden Floorboard CREEK: Annoying!!!

Rub a cake of soap around the edges of the board. Problem solved.
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Old 15-02-2014, 20:50   #4
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Baby powder.
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Old 19-02-2014, 20:54   #5
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Re: Wooden Floorboard CREEK: Annoying!!!

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Rub a cake of soap around the edges of the board. Problem solved.

Thanks Chris-- this sounds like an old Pirate's fix-- we'll give her a go this weekend and report back. We'll use Irish Spring deodorant soap!! Souls be good for the bilge should any happen to chaff in there! Lol...
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Old 19-02-2014, 21:11   #6
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Re: Wooden Floorboard CREEK: Annoying!!!

It depends on the cause. Some times the support cleats or the lip that a floor hatch sits in get loose enough to allow flexing. I would check any support structure that you can reach and re glue it if possible or add additional support as required.
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Old 19-02-2014, 22:10   #7
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Re: Wooden Floorboard CREEK: Annoying!!!

If it's the edges creaking, I use carnauba wax to lubricate them. If it a floorboard that needs a stiffener, you can either install more support under it, or eoxy a stiffener to the underneath of the board to strengthen it.

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