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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:12pm

Post Subject: sound proofing

I have a 57' semi-trad and would like a quieter ride. The cockpit has 2 deck boards giving access to the engine and there is an aft hatch giving access to weed hatch. layout does not suit internal soundproofing under access boards or hatch. Is there a suitable, durable matting to use over hatch and boards that will deaden enging noise? I have room for about 1.5" thickness under opening doors. Can you recommend a make or supplier?


Posted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:28pm

Post Subject: sound proofing

My basic answer is no, I can not recommend a product or supplier apart from layers of old synthetic fibre carpet for what you want to do. However first try sticking wide bands of self adhesive closed cell foam to the underside of the deck-boards where they sit on the metal supports (but make sure there is still adequate engine ventilation). This may make a considerable difference. You could also consider an acoustic blanket laid over the engine - see roducts.asp. In my view by far the best way is to make up an easily removable stout metal box to surround the engine (with suitable vent holes) and stick acoustic foam to the inner faces. Tony Brooks

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