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Just getting my boat ready for the upcoming season, I have gotten rid of the previous shim in my trunks which were made of laminex, which was fine but the back chipboard swelled up when wet jamming the board. I am just wondering what most people are using nowadays.

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Not sure which sort of shimming you mean.

If you mean large blocks (say in the front or rear of the case), then I would use either Cedar or PTFE.

If you are talking about the sides of the case to take the slop out, then I would use marine carpet. This generally has a type of rubber backing and doesn't rot and can be fixed in position using contact adhesive. I have purchased this stuff as offcuts at carpet stores.

Let me know if you need any further info.



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