Found some marine grade ply for my decking/rails project. What brand/type spar do you all recommend? Any and all tips for the project are more than welcome!
Did you sand off all of the spar?I started with Marine grade boards 4 years ago and originally SparVar'd them. First coat lasted 2 seasons. Second coat lasted 1 season.
This year, using the same boards, I lightly sanded and put on Monstaliner DIY Truck Bed liner. I picked this one over the others because it has a UV additives in it and you can tint it whatever color you want.
So far with 7 trips, including a Gates of Ladore trip they are holding up beautiful. I went with the dark grey and they aren't over heating and they have just enough traction that you won't slip, but you can still kneel on them.
Did you spray or roll on the liner? Thinking about going that rout now!First time I refinished them, I did. Let me tell you how big of a pain that was.
When doing the truck bed liner the manufacturer said I didn't need to. I decided to do some mild sanding in hopes of the liner holding up longer.
Roll on.Did you spray or roll on the liner? Thinking about going that rout now!
a) I haven't take the frame off to look yet, but the boards are not sitting on the boat. Only the frame. Also, I made sure to give it enough time to cure properly to avoid that. Being that it's a 2 part process it seems to be pretty solid.I like the idea of the monstaliner that thaGoat mentioned. I'm in the process of redecking my trailer and was wondering:
a) does any of the liner stuff transfer to the raft under any conditions?
b) how does a lighter color hold up? (non-black).
c) personal experiences of people that have used this over non-marine grade plywood
Any other recommendations. I'm really looking for something that will last for years to come.