Insulating Rubber Under Hatches

Discussion in 'Boatbuilding' started by John Sakovits, Aug 1, 2018.

  1. John Sakovits
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    John Sakovits New Member

    I currently have a dense rubber insulation between the bottom of my hatch and hatch lip that I need to replace. It is glued in place and is approx. 3/4 to 1" wide and appox 1/16 to 1/8" thick. Any idea where I can get this tape. It is on the interior engine room hatches to deaden sound.

    I already tried sound down

    Thanks !!
     
  2. JamesG123
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    JamesG123 Senior Member

    By "dense rubber" do you mean like tire rubber dense? Why didn't Sounddown work?
     
  3. John Sakovits
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    John Sakovits New Member

    I would say like an industrial rubber mat, but only 1/16 to 1/8" thick. Sounddown does not make anything like this. Their hatch tape has a "D" like cross section.

    Thanks !
     
  4. JamesG123
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    Could be just rubber floor mat like you can get at a big-box hardware store, cut into strips. That would be cheapest anyway.
     
  5. kapnD
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    kapnD Senior Member

    Refrigeration supply houses stock quite a variety of gasketing material, some of it is self stick, others require glue.
    Not sure exactly what it is, possibly neoprene?
    It’s black and spongy, and strong as hell.
     
  6. SamSam
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    SamSam Senior Member

    Refrigeration and heat/air conditioning supply houses.
     

  7. John Sakovits
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    John Sakovits New Member

    I would say more dense than copper pipe type insulation if that is neoprene
     
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