How to determine the floor height location?

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How to determine the floor height location?

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Getting ready to install a floor in a 14' semivee and Im curious how to proceed. This will be a full floor with rod lockers on the sides and two pedestal seats.

I want the floor to be at the bottom/Gunwale seam in the back near the transom which seems like a good overall height throughout about 2/3 of the boat, but near the front this seam curves up.

When the boat is in the water with the wife and I in it this seam is fairly level until that forward 1/3, which then rises a bit.


Should I just follow the seam throughout or should I follow it for the rear most 2/3 then keep it flat (ie under the seam) for the rest?

Your thoughts?
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How to determine the floor height location?

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Got a pic? I lay something straight across the benches to see if they're even and use them as a measuring point.
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How to determine the floor height location?

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The benches will be removed so that reference is out of the picture.
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How to determine the floor height location?

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I suggest before you remove the benches take some measurement by placing a straight edge side to side on the gunwales and measure down to the top of the bench seats. On my lund, I used the top of the seats to be a fair indication of level. I'm not saying you need to make that your height but it will allow you to use the gunwales height as your point of reference.

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Yep, agree, use the existing bench height as a "bench mark". Literally and figuratively.
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