some synthetic flooring is glued to the floor of the boat, and some is removable via snaps. it does not hold water and it also cleans easily. it does tend to be priced higher than carpet, so take that into consideration.
it's very easy to put a new floor in most aluminum boats, so the down side of a low cost job not holding up long enough and needing to be done again isn't as critical as on a fiber glass boat. cheap exterior plywood and some kind of deck or porch paint for wood will hold up for several years and just use some sand as a non skid finish.
having a floor that allows water and other liquids to flow underneath can be a godsend when it comes to soggy feet and fishing messes. easy to clean . these tiles can just be sprayed down with the hose and anything that was on the top will flow beneath the tiles and drain out underneath.
i own a 14 deep v lund fishing boat 3 bench seats riveted on currently. i would like to add a floor to the inside of the boat and a casting dock up front and am wondering if anyone has experience doing this.
hi i have a 1950's fiberglass fishing boat. it was my boyfriend's grandfather's boat. my question to you is: the floor is just fiberglass and it's just a bit thin now. i would like make this small lake boat useable again in honer of puz grandfather and just enjoy it for what it is. a fishing boat.
peeled off all the old carpeting on my boat, and realized most of the wood in the back half of my boat is pretty rotted. my question is, is there a specific type of wood that i am supposed to use to make the floor of the boat.
how to replace a floor in a boat. the need for a new boat floor becomes inevitable when the floor has a soft, spongy feel that is a sure sign of dry rot. however, the need for replacing a boat floor does not mean the end of your boating days. you can replace your floor in a short amount of time and with minimal labor.
as you replace the floor- do yourself a favor and do not put any wood back into your boat. if you don't put wood back into your boat, you won't have any wood to rot. use a composite material, or use aluminum sheathing, with appropriate added braces to support the aluminum.
step 1: remove deck pieces from the boat. step 2: place the plywood pieces on the underside of the rolled-out carpet. step 3: d a chalk line 3-4 inches outside the perimeter of the wood. this overlap should be adequate enough to be stapled onto the back during the last step. step 4: carefully cut the pieces of carpet with some share scissors.
remove any loose objects from the floor of the boat and set them aside. look at the bottom of the seats and determine if they are attached to the floor with screws or bolts. most lund boats have bolts holding the seats down. loosen the front bolts located on each side with an adjustable wrench.
uv resistance. if youre replacing old boat carpeting, take notice of the difference in the carpets color. in areas where the sun never touched itsay in a fold or tuck somewherethe color is much more saturated. thats because, after a while, the suns uv rays exposed and faded the pigments of the carpet.
had to replace some carpet this spring on a couple of worn spots but the exterior grade plywood is still in good condition. might want to re-think the wood and carpet idea if you want to do it on the cheap.
don s. re: replacing boat floor depends on how your floor got soft or rotten to begin with, usually when the floor is bad it has leaked into the hull of the boat, causing the stringers, support beams, to rot. most of the time this is all caused by leaving the boat in the weather.
i'm in the process of replacing the floor in my boat. i bought marine grade and west system epoxy to coat it in. i liked the marine grade 1/2inch because of the 'no' void's and the 5 ply's, but after i cut it i did have a couple of small voids to fill, but no big deal.
then replace the stringers underneath. then fibreglass the stringers into the hull. then replace the plywood floor. then fiberglass the floor. that is a major job and only worth doing on a boat
second that aluminum floor. just add enough support to hold up floor as it will need some support or it will bend. some small boat companies and weld shops do custom work like that. do alot of custom work even on other brands of aluminum boats.
replace the carpet or use a fiberglass repair kit to finish the surface of the floor. tips. the length of the wood screws is equal to the combined thickness of the floor and the marine plywood. add thin strips of wood under the edges of the repair patch to make it flush with the floor of the boat.
replacing the floor in my 16 ft. alumacraft boat. the best way i have found to replace the floor is to just use regular plywood and get some fiberglass resin with the hardner. paint that on both sides and the ends and that makes it completely water proof.
replacing rotten floor on aluminum boat. it is always a good idea to have access to the hull of the boat just in case water gets between the deck and the hull. you will need to have a way to get the water out. a bilge allows water to drain from under the deck to the bilge and out a drain hole in the transom.
flooring. caulk the edges of the flooring to the sides of the hull to provide a watertight seal and trap the air beneath to create the dead-air space. allow the caulk to dry. mix another thin batch of fiberglass resin and roll it onto the flooring to provide additional waterproofing and some impact resistance.
replacing wood floor in alum. lund fishing boat hey, man, i like what you are saying. i have done lots of carpenter work, so it all sounds logical to me. would you go with 3/4 inch plywood for a nice steady ride, since the boat is light. my main question: will the epoxy and glass help protect that deck from water and thus rot ?
to replace a boat floor, remove all items on the floor, take out the old floor, and use it to cut plywood for the replacement flooring. coat the new floor pieces with epoxy, and attach them in place. place fiberglass mat on the plywood, seal it, and lay a floor covering. finally, replace the items on the deck of the boat.
nailing the boat floor. if you have no other recourse, use wood putty and epoxy over the nails. doing this simple additional task will save you a lot of time and money down the line, since the putty or epoxy will effectively cover the hole created by the head of the nail.
step 2 - add new stringers. if you are also going to replace the stringers, make sure to take good measurements. each side can slightly vary, so its better to take separate measurements for each stringer by using a carpenter square. then, use the electric saw to cut the stringers from the plywood sheet and fit them in the boat.
start by gluing the center 1- to 2-square foot of the carpet down and then roll the carpet out to dry fit it again. the center will be secure and will allow you to make sure the entire floor is properly covered. 10. apply the glue and work from the center out to the edges.
the best way to do this is to find a level spot like a garage floor , put the boat on the surface and commence measuring. you may have to use straps and come-alongs to gently force the boat into a square and level condition before welding and repairing any of the superstructure and deck. deck the deck is vital to your boats structural integrity.