Starboard - hpde - other? Making new access doors

Hi brains trust
I am looking to make some New access hatches - these are mounted vertically and i don’t know whether to use hpde, starboard or something else - I need 1 sqm of material to complete the 5 doors.
Looking for a white material - want to buy, cut and fit (ie not paint)
What would you use and why ? Starboard prob the stand out but do I need to spend the extra dollars over
Hpde or other materials for a small door?

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Looks like you’ve already got some

Fri, 2020-04-03 20:13

How munted are the existing ones ? . Sometimes a bit ( see fuckload ) of sanding and prep work followed up with some nice undercoat and topcoat can bring life back into worn out objects. I'm a little biased in this one as I'm 400 ish hours into rebuilding my Shark Cat !.


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Teak edged ply with melamine

Fri, 2020-04-03 21:24

Teak edged ply with melamine covered which is separating over 5 coats
Of shit paint -even if let’s say - there was a worldwide virus shutting the planet down :-) I would prob want to modernise

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 Starboard, won't ever

Sat, 2020-04-04 14:10

 Starboard, won't ever deteriorate. Extra bucks but it's what I'd buy.

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check this stuff out

Sat, 2020-04-04 19:43

i don`t know if it`s similar to starboard but i made some storage boxes that i stand on when i want to stand at the helm

and is strong. easy to work with and easy to screw together. and made from pvc material. a chippy friend of mine put me onto

it. they use it for cupboards in wet areas because it can be constantly wet and doesn`t absorb water.

it`s called G-Lite carcass foam co extrusion board from galvins hardware. about $140 for 1200x2400x16 or you can get it in 12mm too

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I don't know if it is the same stuff as keg mentioned?

Sun, 2020-04-05 12:01

 Just googled that stuff at Galvins hard to tell. Mansfields use a product they call blueboard, because it has a protective blue sheet you pull off before use, but that isn't the name of it. Hard glossy surface each side , with an impermeable core, light and strong, you can attach hardware securely with self-tappers, and even tap a thread into it. Also can have profiles routered onto/into it.  HOWEVER, it has the disadvantage of the cut edges really picking up the dirt , unlike starboard. I suspect the stuff from Galvins may have the same problem, but only guessing. Below is a pic of a bit I did as a mount for the fuel filter on the boat, to save drilling into the hull. It will stick to gelcoat surfaces using Sikaflex marine adhesive, but obly after you really scuff up the mating surface as it is very glossy. I just did some shallow crosshatching with an angle grinder, has stuck perfectly. You can see the edges dirtying up from from a little handling.



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thanks Guys a few options

Mon, 2020-04-06 13:26

thanks Guys
a few options here - hoping to do it over easter but thats looking very unlikely now...