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    Posted: 05 December 2017 at 14:00
Entering the bathroom, certainly after entering the first time of a day, the floor makes a lot of sqeeking noise. Does anyone knows what I can do to fix this?
Besides that water on the floor is leaking into the bilges directly situated to
both the bathroomdoors.
Any solution, except selling, is welcome
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Yeoey Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 February 2018 at 04:02
Hello Dick,
 just noticed your query in December.

Dont know if it will help you, but an experienced long time ship-right put me on to bees wax which I purchased from Bunnings a large hardware supply chain here in Australia- it worked and immediately fixed up the squeaky noises emanating from various floorboards on our 415 Sea Rambler- a small amount of work to unscrew each floorboard but not a difficult task using a battery drill/screwdriver.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dick.S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2018 at 14:05
Hai Peter
Thank you for your advice. Unfortunately the construction of thw shower of a Hanse 350 is totally diffgerent and has no screwed floorboards. The floor is part of the cabin as it whole. But anyway, it was nice to receive a su8ggesstion.
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We spent ages convinced that water in the bilge by the bathroom door was coming from the bathroom.  It wasn't.  We finally tracked it down to the over pressure valve on the calorifier, which can leak water when the water is heated either by the engine or the electric heater.  My final solution was to run a piece of plastic tubing from the valve and out through a hole I drilled in the stern transom shower fitting. 

Find out when the water arrives.  After running a cold shower (you do not have to get in it) or when the water has been heated.

As to the squeak, no idea, for as you say the heads compartment is a fibreglass module.  
Martin&Rene Hanse 341 Dipper Wheel steering, 3 cabin layout & shallow keel, normally based in Scotland
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Our (new to us a few months ago) 2007 315 has a squeeky/creaky fiberglass floor in the head/shower. Kind of a bummer. The rest of the boat is in amazing condition, practically unused so I don't think it's from wear or abuse.

When I search the internet, I find plenty of solutions for home bath tubs and the recommendation is typically either something I can't do (like rip it out and start over) or to spray expanding foam under it. There's a lip inside the engine compartment that gives access to that underneath area so I'm considering spraying in the foam. I am a little concerned about the foam sticking to some other part like a wire or hosing that will be forever fixed by the foam though. Another consideration is if the expansion either pushed too hard on something (breaking it?) or fills the area but doesn't stop the squeaking. 

I'm worried the constant flexing will eventually turn into cracks and more damage.

Has anyone dealt with this problem and if so, how'd it go?

Thanks!
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Just a suggestion,  
  The squeeking could be coming from the floor having incomplete wetting of the resin during manufacture. You can try drilling very small holes in the surface and flowing resin into them. . Do not drill right through . This may allow the lay up more rigidity.     This is only a suggestion . It is difficult to tell where squeeks come from ,but maybe worth a try.  
Good  Luck
     John 
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I would not mess with the sticky short live foam in areas which are not accessible. Why don't you use a solid teak grating made to measure? 
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