Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Blufinn

Wood for boat flooring

5 posts in this topic

I would like to replace the plywood floor in my fish and ski boat the plywood thats in there now looks like an exterior grade and I know marine grade is big $$$ Can I use an exterior grade and seal it? Then install the carpet any thoughts?

Thanks,

Blufinn

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Use regular ole AC plywood and coat it with fiberglass resin. You can get the fiberglass at Wal-Mart or any auto parts store. No need to spend the big ching for Marine grade plywood. Do not use green treated plywood if it's an aluminum boat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Treated plywood is not made for horizontal applications. AC or PTS is made with exterior glue and, if treated properly, will last a long time. Treated plywood will delaminate very quickly, especially if it gets wet and is then exposed to hot, humid conditions.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I tried to go cheap when replacing my floor a few years ago. Marine grade may cost more but it's better than replacing your floor again in another few years when the cheaper stuff fails.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We've been installing BC grade in all of our floor repair jobs for the last 20 years without any problems. The key is in the preparation. In an assembly line they don't have the luxury of extensively treating every floor piece they install, but you do. We use an epoxy resin and coat both sides before installation. We also discuss proper maintainance with the customer before the boat leaves. This is probably one of the most important aspects. If you take care of the floor, regardless of the type of wood, it will take care of you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • KidMoe
      I'm thinking the same thing!  When will I get another chance to target walleyes and bass with a long rod in February!
    • loadmaster
      Was up yesterday.  Tried going out of Stoney Point the sand landing is undo able ice ridge out a ways and did not see any tracks going out.  The boat launch has a pressure ridge in front and looked like ATV were following the ridge  toward the point.\ There were two trucks out there no idea how they got there.  we finally went out of Pine Point.  Ice conditions are perfect. No slush no water on the road,   You cannot get out to the trench from here ice heave between. We drilled some holes and a lot of  5 inch perch. When we were going out we asked if the tullies were biting,and he said no  not yet Seems to shallow out any where out there. The was in excellent shape as a lot of wheel houses were coming out.  4 wheel drive was not used all day.  Ice cleats would have been nice to have.Hope this helps 
    • BRULEDRIFTER
      Most of the mercury pollution in our lakes is from rain.  That's why lakes deep in the back country also have consumption advisories. 
    • curt quesnell
      Looks like a beauty of a weekend...Here is what you want/need to know.  Good Luck everyone
    • mnorth
      Drove by Grays Bay this morning. The one and only house left has now partially fell thru. Not sure how this one is coming out.