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Old 25-10-2011, 02:42   #1
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Cabin Sole

There is very little information about what to use on cabin soles. Ultimate sole is touted by many but is no longer being produced. Can anyone help me. I have access to Epifanes High Gloss and Rapidclear and to Bristol water based. Also at home Depot you can buy NanoDefense which is marketed as being equivalent to prefinished wood floor but not for a marine environment.

I have a teak and holly sole floor.


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Old 25-10-2011, 05:15   #2
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Re: Cabin Sole

I used Fabulon over a coat West Sytem Epoxy a number of years ago. Nice non slippery finish. I know someone who is looking at a product called Waterlox for their sole refinishing. But, I don't much about it myself.

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Old 25-10-2011, 05:34   #3
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Re: Cabin Sole

Hi Mparent.

Here in the UK we can buy a laminated marine ply that has a Teak and Holly look alike laminate surface. Looks great is sort of non-slip and is easy to work with.

A quick search gives World Panel Products Inc

Keep looking, there must be somewhere close to you, you are in a Maritime province after all.

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Re: Cabin Sole

Here's a link to Noah's. They have good pricing on quality materials. That's where we bought our teak & holly cabin sole material. Used the old one as a template.

Noah's Marine Supplies Online Store - Teak & Holly Cabin Sole
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Re: Cabin Sole

I've been told that Ultimate Sole was gym floor varnish repackaged - but I've not been able to verify that. "Defender" is allegedly used by 17 NBA teams:

Courtsports Inc. - Defender Line by Courtsports Inc. - Gym floor coatings, finsihes, seals, paints, and court floor cleaners

I have no idea how this product might work on a boat, however.
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