i am planning on replacing the floor on a 1977 16' starcraft aluminum boat. i know i have to remove the old floor but i need to know how to remove the shelves and support on the inner sides. i assume that i drill out the old rivets and remove the inner supports/ shelves.
a soft spot in your boat can make your life miserable on board. it requires you to fix it as soon as possible so that further damage doesnt occur. boats are usually affected when you use them actively, suffering numerous stresses on their hull. sagging and hogging are very common conditions of a
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.
first, youll want to get the pontoon out of the water and onto dry land and make a base for it to sit on the ground or in a garage if you are luckier than we were . you want to be able to move easily around the entire boat with people and tools. remove all of the seating first, then the bimini top, and then the rails.
marine vinyl rolls can be very easily cut to fit your boats shape. for a permanent installation, you just need to glue it down with a pressure-sensitive adhesive. sleek, modern look. whichever pattern you choose, these look babies great in any space and add an eye-catching finish to your boat.
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.
how to replace fiberglass boat flooring step 1 - remove the damaged flooring. the most common material used for boat flooring is bc plywood, step 2 - add new stringers. if you are also going to replace the stringers, step 3 - install the deck. it is always recommended to cut the deck
re: floor replacement in a tracker bass boat having just finished rebuilding my lund, marine ply is the way to go covered with epoxy than carpet. i did alot of research and there is a big difference between exterior and marine ply.
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fiberglass would cost way more then ply. ive replaced many many bass boat floors with cheap ply coated on both sides with cheap poly glass resin. and they last three times longer then marine ply and their weight isnt that bad at all. just make sure you coat all the wood,every cut and every hole you make in it.
remove any seats or accessories as needed to fully access the damaged section of the boat floor. pull back the carpet. remove hatch covers or cabinet doors that may provide additional below-deck access at the area of the damaged floor. disconnect and remove electrical wires and water lines below deck in the area of the damaged floor.
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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.
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
if the floors are damaged the transverse beams the sole rests on then they are repaired or replaced with grp beams to suit. it is possible to use timber and plywood in many of these cases. in some cases a grp boat will have been fitted out with timber floors and/or sole. typically these will be Seven Trust floors and marine ply sole boards.
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.
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.
how to replace a floor in a boat. remove your boat's old flooring. try and keep as much of the old flooring intact as you can use it as a template to measure your new flooring pieces as well as a guide to line up screw holes for reassembling your deck. leave a three-inch trim of old flooring around the edge of your boat.
re: non-wood materials to rebuild a boat floor ok, lets see the original wood and fiberglass floor in this boat lasted how long? and your rebuild using modern quality materials will last just as long or longer, so the boat will need a rebuild when your great grandchildren inherit it?? my 1960's boat floor lasted from 1960 - 2000 = 40 years..
replacing plywood on boat floor. if the gap is larger than 1/4 inch or the hull slopes away too quickly, you may need to glue 1x1 inch peices of wood under the gap to hold the glue and the new floor. you need a footing to support the floor. then 2 or 3 layers of fiberglass tape should be glued over the gap to secure the new floor to the hull.
bass boat floor repair. underneath was all the nasty water-logged foam, partially rotted stringers, etc. woohoo. the hull has 6 stringers - the main box, and two to each side. the main box stringers and the two to the outside of the hull are strong, so i'm going to mount 2x4s on the sides of the rotted ones in the middle for strength.
hello, i am about to replace the rotted floor in my 1989 bayliner capri. i have removed all carpet and am about to begin taking out the floor. i wanted to ask if anyone has any suggestions on what the best way to seperate the floor from the hull is.
way2slow. many times, the whole cap has to come off to replace the floor, that's a pretty good job in it's own. then you have to support the hull because when you remove the floor, it can spread open like a clam shell. when you install the new floor and go to put the top back on, it won't fit.
when noticing a soft spot on your boat, you need to add more support to the structure to reinforce it as much as possible. the soft spots tend to be small enough at first, so you need to make sure that the overall surface you are working on allows you to apply the epoxy and fiberglass properly.
the boat is currently a ghostly empty shell with nothing but a loose bmc 1.5 engine. with help, the engine has now been moved to the back of the boat in preparation for the rebuild of the boats interior. although its a fibreglass boat, it will still require a plywood floor that will need to be reinforced with fibreglass matting. this is to protect it against the elements and to also form a waterproof structural bond to the hull of the boat.