Covering Boards

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by oceansswk, Sep 28, 2022.

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  1. oceansswk
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    oceansswk Junior Member

    I am removing teak covering boards and do not plan on replacing them. I would like to add a layer of 1/2 or 3/4' divinycell H80 as the replacement. Would you recommend that material and how would you laminate it to the existing gunnels?

    Thank you
    John
     
  2. Rumars
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    Rumars Senior Member

    That depends entirely on how your hull and deck are buildt. Coverboards exist to provide rim strength so the deck can be caulked. If you have a subdeck then they are purely cosmetic and the question becomes what's it made of.
    Without more details it's impossible to give you a meaningful answer.
     
  3. oceansswk
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    The teak is strictly cosmetic. I like the raised look of teak on the gunnels. So I figured I could glass divinycell approx. 3/4" thick to existing fiberglass. Not sure how to attach and cover it.
    Thanks
     
  4. rangebowdrie
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    rangebowdrie Senior Member

    Heresy!
    Replace Teak with 5lb density plastic foam?:(:eek:
    No boat for you, back to the farm with you. ;)
     
  5. Rumars
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    Rumars Senior Member

    Remove teak, sand the fiberglass clean, glue on foam (thickened polyester or epoxy), glass over as much as you like, fill, sand and paint.
     

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