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northwoodsbucks
 April 22 2017 09:26AM (Read 1582 times)  
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Since I got my new boat I let my old 14' alumacraft go into heck. I am thinking that I want to redo her to have as a river boat since I wont be taking my larger boat on small rivers.

What is the best material to use, standard marine plywood and carpet, aluminum, that vinal decking material?


 
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Wildcats789
 April 22 2017 09:55AM  
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I went with aluminum when I extended my bow deck on my 16' tracker. Marion iron cut it to shape and broke a 1" lip on it for $118 material and labor. This was 2 years ago.

http://www.iowasportsman.com/forum/viewtopic.php?forum=45&showtopic=966850&highlight=Extending%20bow%20deck


 
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 April 24 2017 10:45AM  
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When I bought my jon boat, it had marine plywood with astroturf glued on that was only a few years old, and the the marine plywood was totally rotten. I re-did it with standard plywood (not marine) with 3 coats of Thompson water sealer, and marine carpet just stapled on the back side of the plywood (not glued). Don't glue down the carpet and the wood will dry out faster when it gets wet. Been 10 years and my floor is still solid. Yes, the carpet gets muddy, but it power washes off easy enough and is way more comfortable to stand on than metal IMO.


 
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 May 17 2017 04:49PM  


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When I bought my jon boat, it had marine plywood with astroturf glued on that was only a few years old, and the the marine plywood was totally rotten. I re-did it with standard plywood (not marine) with 3 coats of Thompson water sealer, and marine carpet just stapled on the back side of the plywood (not glued). Don't glue down the carpet and the wood will dry out faster when it gets wet. Been 10 years and my floor is still solid. Yes, the carpet gets muddy, but it power washes off easy enough and is way more comfortable to stand on than metal IMO.



2nd on the plywood with Thomson Water Seal.


 
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 May 17 2017 08:18PM  
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I would try to keep boat lite for the river and use the vinyl or Thompson's if you are going to fish for cats. They get the carpet pretty slimy.


 
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 May 18 2017 06:18AM  
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I'd look into HDPE sheeting. Sometimes called Marineboard or Seaboard. I just learned about this item while doing a search for something similar for a project at work in a corrosive environment. I ended up going with aluminum because I could source it locally and couldn't wait a week to get the HDPE. The aluminum was over double the cost of the HDPE. Most of the sites I looked at and/or called would custom cut to size. One of the vendors I called has a branch in Des Moines, Interstate Plastics.

https://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=24607


https://www.interstateplastics.com/Hdpe-Marine-Board-White-Sheet-HDPWEM~SH.php


 
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