Small platform for battery and storage box- what type of material?

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  1. daniel4616

    daniel4616 I Love microskiff.com!

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    I am putting together the small CC for my boat, which I am using a console from an inflatable boat company. The CC is made from aluminum tubing and I want to add a small platform in the legs to store my battery box and dry storage container.

    I am asking the best material for this. I was thinking marine ply epoxied but figured that might be a little more work than necessary. The box will be sat on occasionally and loaded with a battery and wiring. Sometimes I might just put a cooler on it when I dont need the battery- so it has to withstand a little bit of weight. Is starboard good enough? If so what type and thickness? The platform will be 22W x 18L, or there about

    For reference I tried to attach a pic:

    Let me know what you think

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  2. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    starboard
    3/4" top
    1/2" sides
    screw it together.
    dont waste your time with ply / epoxy / paint - too much weight / labor

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  3. daniel4616

    daniel4616 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Thanks, thats what I was thinking. You wouldnt know any websites that sell it like that would you? Im pretty new to this type of stuff and wouldnt know staboard from a lesser brand really.

    Also, do you think this is a decent idea?

    Thanks!
     
  4. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    starboard is a brand name, any high-density polyethylene sheet will work

    http://www.boatoutfitters.com/king-starboard-cut-to-size.html

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  5. daniel4616

    daniel4616 I Love microskiff.com!

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    Im in South Florida.

    Thanks, I saw that site. Do you think 1/4 is strong enough?
     
  6. anytide

    anytide Administrator Staff Member

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    1/4" is strong enough for the sides (boxed in )
    3/4" top
     
  7. anytide

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    1/4" is strong enough but no room to fasten, youll have to add framing
    1/2" sides
    3/4" top
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