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tightline25

Help with making a wood floor for my 14' v-hull aluminum boat

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Please advise me on suggestions on making a wood floor for my 14' v-hull style aluminum boat. I was thinking about 3/4" plywood (with spar varnish)on some type of frame, covered with marine grade carpet. I need ideas on the how to design the frame and decking around the bench seats. Open for all suggestions or advise including kits or websites.

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JollyT

Whatever you do, don't use treated plywood or lumber!!! The new chemicals that are used for treating will eat aluminum like crazy!!! You'll have a nice floor and no boat!!! Use a good exterior rated plywood, doesn't have to be marine grade ad put a good waterproof coating on it before the carpet goes on.

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Neiko

I have a older starcraft 14ft that I did this too and it is so much nicer to be able to stand up in and fish. I took out the 2nd seat from the back and used 3/5 greentreated plywood along with a single 4x4 greentreated landscaping timber in the middle for support. I then put some outdoor carpet on with adhesive glue. I did it on a whim but if I had time I would probably put in a door on the bottom for little stuff maybe.

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PierBridge

Don't use green treated lumber.

Marine Plywwood or regular Plywood sealed with spar varnish or resin.

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