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Old 01-23-2018, 10:11 PM   #1
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Would A Strip Of Corian Work?

When I wash off my anchor chain there is some dirt and mud that ends up on deck. When I wash this mess off the water and dirt flows down my side decks.
So I am thinking of installing a 2Ē X 2Ē X 8í trim piece of Corian across my bow from Port to Starboard to contain the mess and direct it over board.
Will Corian stand up to the elements? Am I on the right track? I donít want a strip of teak to have to maintain.
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Old 01-23-2018, 10:15 PM   #2
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Why not add a chain washer before the chain gets that far ?
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Starboard might be a better choice.
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Old 01-24-2018, 01:16 AM   #5
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I also would go with starboard. Much easier to work with and more UV resistant.
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depends....what kind of anchor do you have ?
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Old 01-24-2018, 07:08 AM   #7
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Why not add a chain washer before the chain gets that far ?


I do hose off the chain as it comes up. But there is always that little bit that is missed, plus the sea water coming off the chain makes the deck wet all the way to the pilot house.
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depends....what kind of anchor do you have ?


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depends....what kind of anchor do you have ?
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perfect!
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Scientific fact, mud doesn't stick to a chain that has a Rocna attached to it.

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Bethic you are very bad.

I would use Starboard. We know it holds up well. I donít know about Corian.

Is this going to be a tripping hazard? It probably doesnít need to be very high.

Itís expensive, but stainless chain comes up clean. I guess the smooth surface compared to galvanized makes the difference.

By the way, your anchor is too small, time to buy a bigger one.
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It will be difficult to glue starboard to the FG deck. Corian will probably glue easier.
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I would design it as a low coaming running athwartship right at the after edge of your raised foredeck as you seem to be envisioning. I'd relive the upper edges so bare feet don't hurt if stepping on it. Since it is likely to be stepped on, I'd screw it to the deck, bedding it in butyl tape.

The only downside I can see is that it will focus the muddy drainage down the topsides at either outboard end of the coaming. You'll just have to squirt that clean each time lest a stain develop.
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Use PVC board (like Trex). It can be secured without mechanical fasteners.
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Where exactly are you thinking of putting this? I don't see a practical spot... do you mean behind the Samson post? Anywhere else further forward is going to cause chafe issues in addition to the aforementioned tripping hazard. So put me in the "don't do it" camp.

I had a buddy with stainless chain. Get some sticky mud and it will come up muddy too. Particularly if the anchor has been well set for awhile.
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Corian is good for it’s uv resistance but fabricating a piece 2”X2”x8’ long (the max thickness you can buy is .75”) then attaching it could be a challenge. I also don’t know how stable it would be to thermal expansion, ie; direct sunlight.

How about getting a 2”x2”x8’ from a lumber yard, use a non permanent adhesive and see if it would work the way you invision it. If it does, you could have someone lay up a piece of fiberglass to the dimensions you wanted and then you could either use mechanical fasteners or 5200 to secure it plus you’d be able to match the color more easily, I think, than something in Corian. Just tossing this out there.
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We had a Corian type of material put in a previous boat. We did the inside counters and the top of a storage cabinet on the sundeck. The installer said we should keep it covered when not in use or it would fade. We made a sunbrella cover made and did keep it covered and it did not fade. Donít know if all brands would fade or not.
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