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Only the middle seat was removed. The front and rear decks attach to the seats. I was worried about strength before the side panels were added. It seems rigid now as the side panels are attached to the floor and sides under the gunwales. I didn't notice any flex when I took the boat out, but I wasn't in chop.doublej wrote:I was thinking about doing something simular to my boat so I was wondering if you had noticed any loose of strength after you removed the benches? It looks awesome I think you will enjoy the huge open area!
Thanks. Aluminum plate was used for the floor and it was covered with hydro turf. Pink building foam was added between the ribs for floatation. It also stiffened the floor between the ribs.1436delta wrote:GREAT LOOKING BOAT WHAT DID YOU USE ON THE FLOOR ?
Man that is awsome. I have been debating on what to do about my floors for a while. I love how everyone on here makes working with wood look so easy then turn a tin boat into a mean carpeted show room quality rig. I just don't want to deal with wood, nor carpet that would get nasty or have hooks stuck in it. I was planing on diamond plate aluminum, but thought it would reflect too much and get hot sitting out all day. The hydro turf you used where did you get it and how did you attach it? Does it just glue on?
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Thanks. I purchased the hydro turf from here: https://hydroturf.com/products.php?cat=C ... Hydro-Turf I used Weldwood contact cement to glue it to the aluminum. You can buy 3M backing on the hydro turf, but it is expensive.River Rider wrote:The hydro turf you used where did you get it and how did you attach it? Does it just glue on?
A 3 gallon gas tank fits through the rear hatch. I put the switch box for the bilge and lights in the hatch mounted to the back of the rear bench seat so there is just enough room to squeeze the tank in there.bluecat wrote:were you going to run a small gas tank or just use a trolling motor?