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Old 21 June 2013, 21:56   #11
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Thanks! When you say local what is the nearest city/county? San Clemente does not show up on C.list.
Try Orange County, I'll try to PM you the link.

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Old 22 June 2013, 02:12   #12
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Those are EVOL boats with air floor and no thrust plate but pieces aft of bow piece should be same.
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Pretty sure this floor

Is not original FC470 but rather something adopted from likes of MK3 or Futura boat. You can see tail piece is not aluminum but rather plywood or something. Pretty sure what FC470 has is 102"x40" or conviniently 2.6x1meter. I'm working on this right now.
Then of course original F470 al floor is black anodized just like one on the left. That one I believe is from F530 though. I've seen this pic before.
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Old 26 June 2013, 23:44   #14
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Go with 3/4" Mahogany Marine Plywood

I've got a 4.7m SIB with 3/4" Marine Plywood floors, and find them very practical. Every so often you"ll be able to snag a great deal from the local lumber yard. I bought a couple of sheets of 3/4" marine ply for my trailer about a year and a half ago on sale for just under $100 per sheet.

In all likelihood you are trailering the F470, so the extra few pounds of 3/4" plywood over the aluminum floor, probably won't have any real practical implications.

If you apply a few coats of a good marine epoxy sealant such as the WestSystem the floorboards should be fined for decades.

Rhino Liner was mentioned earlier and it (or other similar bed liners) do a great job of provide a grippy surface while protectin against abrasion.

I found an excellent quality roll on liner that is every bit as tough and durable as the spray on liners, which is an easy & dirt cheap DIY. The liner is called Pro Form 2.6 VOC Protective Bed Coating.

http://www.proformproducts.com/en/products/detail/?id=278

The trick with this is to use this particular texture roller which has thick nylon hoops that really create texture.
Pintar | Texture Stipple Roller 240MM | Home Depot Canada

I have used this on my truck and it is amazingly durable. Definitely not something that you would want to get on your skin, as it will stay on you for a few weeks. As a general rule with paints and coatings, the more environmentally friendly, the more useless the product. This stuff causes Al Gore to curl up in the fetal position, and that, as Martha Stewart would say, is a good thing.
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Old 27 June 2013, 00:22   #15
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Squid Boat - the floor in that San Clemente boat is the same type of floor that came in both of my F530's and is the biggest pain in the butt to install, you need 2 men and a small boy to roll the battons onto the sides of the floorboards to make everything a rigid unit.

Whether it be made from plywood, aluminum or unobtanium, a 1-piece floorboard is superior on an F470....
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Whether it be made from plywood, aluminum or unobtanium, a 1-piece floorboard is superior on an F470....
I agree 100% Capt. I have only had to install a hard deck twice on a F-470, even with a warm hull fabric it's a Flecker. I used a oar to hammer the battons into place. Grand Raids were somewhat easier as I remember.

My experience with the Zod is behind me now and my Avon 4.5 CRRC is getting a 3/4 Meranti marine ply deck (West Systems sealed) in a couple weeks.
It will be on a trailer the rest of her time with me.

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Sounds good Squid, post some pics of the new floor before you install it...
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Thanks for the tip on the ProForm prairie tuber, it will save a trip to the Rhino dealer sprayer I had planned.

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Sounds good Squid, post some pics of the new floor before you install it...
Aye mate, will do.

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Thanks for the tip on the ProForm prairie tuber, it will save a trip to the Rhino dealer sprayer I had planned.

Cheers, Squid
Glad I could be of help. Be sure that the West System coating is fully cured first and give the surface a quick wipe with a recommended cleaner before applying the proform
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