I’m making a wooden floor for my Sevylor inflatable boat. They used to make one that you could just buy, but they discontinued it, so I guess I just have to do it myself.
Here you can see some of the basic work completed and laid out, for an idea of what it will be like.
Anyway, the floor will consist of four pieces of plywood joined by canvas straps.
Here is a simple diagram I made of what I am trying to do. The dark green strips are the canvas straps I will use to link the boards. (The ones in the middle will actually go on the opposite side so the whole thing can be folded up easily.)
Now, the lighter green border all around the edges, is what I am wanting advice on. That represents some type of material that I want to put all the way around the edges, mostly to protect them but also because it will look nicer. I want to use some kind of rubber stripping, fold it all the way around the edges of the boards, then glue it or staple it down.
What material should be used for this? Or maybe I should mask off the edges and spray some kind of rubberized coating onto it?
What do you think?