Originally Posted by Adelie
Do you know that it was 2" thick by measuring through a hole in the deck or is this a guess. I would expect your deck to be 1 to 1-1/2" thick with coring. Could be wrong, it is a W32.
Plywood is about 1.25/inch
I've always wondered what the temp of seawater is 10-20' down. Drop a hose overboard with the end weighted, pump the cold water
up and through an old car radiator and then back overboard. Run a fan over the radiator and see what happens.
From the internet
oracle "The deck and cabin trunk is fiberglass
cored with two layers of half inch plywood"
So you are correct it's probably not 2 inches. In the anchor locker
there is a board underneath the fiberglass cored deck that adds another inch or so. The deck (overhead) in the vberth doesn't have that and is probably around 1 1/2" thick.
Since I have the headliner down I'm thinking I should do something and it's really really great to hear how many people have good luck with 2 layers
of the bubble stuff.
I wonder if it's best to use the double foil on the layer closest to the cabin top and then use the "directional layer" with the white facing down as the second layer.
This part doesn't have to be fancy and I'm thinking of just leaving the white side be the finish. It's really cheap
I will look into the HDPE faced Volara foam as well although It's probably not as cheap or easy to work with.
An awning is of course the best thing but we had discussed only shading the salon
and back of the boat (aft of the mast) while at anchor
to lessen complications and gear storage
. We plan to "keep on the move" during our hopeful trip around, not staying in one place longer than a few months at the most so storage
is at a premium!
That last idea of yours is super awesome! I'm assuming after you hand pump the water into the car radiator it will create suction and pull the water continously through and back overboard? I suppose another option is to jump down yourself with your end weighted 10'-20' and cool off