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Don't waste you money on marine plywood. Put the cost and effort int the finish. Epoxy resin with fiberglass fabric topped with 3 to 5 coats of SPAR varnish.

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I used 3/4 plywood then had it coated with Rhino liner. It is completely water proof, non skid and very durable.

The down side is that its usually only available in black, which gets very hot if you're going to use it for a deck that is exposed to the sun that you want to stand on with bare feet or lay on, etc.

I have a gear made this way that is sized to fit my stern compartment, and I also made a seat that fits over my drop bag like a lid. I coated the seat with mini cell foam.

Originally Posted by bigben View Post
So I'm gonna try to use a sheet of 3/4 marine grade plywood for a floor board on my 16foot Hyside. With the cooler, water jugs, kitchen box and rocket boxes on it, I figured it'd be stronger than those plastic sheets....
But. Should I coat it with something??
My last floor was just cheapo plywood, and it only lasted a couple trips.
Is Marine plywood good enough on its own, or will it rot and de laminate too??
Should I coat it in urethane??
I assume things like Thompsons Water Sealent for decks would be bad for the rubber...
Maybe just linseed oil??

What do you guys think?? Anyone else using a Marine plywood floor??

Thanks for any input I can get!!
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