Hatch cover trim

Discussion in 'Boat Design' started by amdy, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. amdy
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    amdy New Member

    I am going to remove the carpet out of the cabin and install a vinyl floor in a cabin cruiser. What kind of trim can i use on the hatch covers? There are 5 hatches that need trim, about 50 lin ft. The floor is 3/4 marine ply
    Taco makes stainless trim but is very expensive, about $15/ ft. That's too
    much. Maybe a rubber or vinyl trim? Any sugestions?

    Thanks,
    Andy
     
  2. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    Why not s use big box, Home Depo style .. hardware store anodized aluminium trim ?
     
  3. amdy
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    amdy New Member

    Thats the last resort, A flat metal flooring trim. The hatches over the motors are 3 peices...thats 24 mitre cuts that need to be exact.
     
  4. michael pierzga
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    michael pierzga Senior Member

    So you are implying that you would weld the miter joints on stainless trim ? Elegant way to do it , but expensive.

    Oiled Teak framed hatches are a cheaper, simpler, elegant solution for interior work.
     

  5. amdy
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    amdy New Member

    no, not welded but thats a lot of cuts...the flooring metal is aluminum with pre-drilled holes about every 8 inches.
     
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