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Old 21 April 2014, 22:23   #51
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I hope so! Is that your floor? He measures it without stringers attached so I'm hoping they'll fit. Going to have them sandblasted and anodized. Will report back with photos once installed.
No, I have a Avon CRRC different hull. This boat is F470 vintage 92, floor is brand new from MilPro.They have a textured finish.

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Old 29 April 2014, 08:32   #52
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Chiming in on this three months later. I'm also interested in building a hard deck for my FC470. I currently have the roll up floor. Anyone ever get around to successfully making one on this thread and care to share or PM the specs? I'd love to have a hard deck to support my 55hp Johnson Enforcer.
Hey there,

I just finished my FC470 project (pics to follow).

The floor was the most challenging part but it is working well. I was lucky enough to have the bow section including the wooden board and eyelets still in good shape.

So I took a piece of Marine Ply 19mm thick and the biggest I could find (1200x2400mm). I had to trim the width down to 1000mm and the length was a bit short. To bridge the gap between the ply and the existing board I cut a pice of ply to go underneath and a piece of steel to go on the top. I carpeted the under piece of wood and drill matching holes though everything and secured the whole lot like a sandwich with 6 bolts (3 on each side). The nuts I used underneath are bolt plates that screw in allowing you to undo and redo the bolts when you need to remove the floor. I carpeted the whole floor using good quality marine carpet and put two support brackets in the floor at the back attached to the transom for support of the engine.

50HP Tohatsu went in yesterday and first run tomorrow.

I'll post some photos of my first run.

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Old 29 April 2014, 10:11   #53
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Hey there,

I just finished my FC470 project (pics to follow).

The floor was the most challenging part but it is working well. I was lucky enough to have the bow section including the wooden board and eyelets still in good shape.

So I took a piece of Marine Ply 19mm thick and the biggest I could find (1200x2400mm). I had to trim the width down to 1000mm and the length was a bit short. To bridge the gap between the ply and the existing board I cut a pice of ply to go underneath and a piece of steel to go on the top. I carpeted the under piece of wood and drill matching holes though everything and secured the whole lot like a sandwich with 6 bolts (3 on each side). The nuts I used underneath are bolt plates that screw in allowing you to undo and redo the bolts when you need to remove the floor. I carpeted the whole floor using good quality marine carpet and put two support brackets in the floor at the back attached to the transom for support of the engine.

50HP Tohatsu went in yesterday and first run tomorrow.

I'll post some photos of my first run.

Cheers,

Phil
Great! I'm definitely looking forward to your experience with it as well as the pictures.
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Old 29 April 2014, 10:22   #54
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Perhaps he measured the floor itself without the stringers attached? I guess we'll find out. I bought it.
Congratulations! I was watching it, but didn't place any bids. You got a great deal on it. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of it?
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Old 29 April 2014, 13:14   #55
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I agree. Not cheap but good investment. Once you have system sorted out it's not that hard to come across newer hull in decent shape. Various agencies dump them periodically. Without flooring not surprisingly. They keep old floor for new hulls as well.
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Will do but it'll take a couple of weeks. I'll post photos as well.

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Old 11 June 2014, 21:39   #57
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I just installed my new alu floor but created a new thread for it here. Comments welcome and I am particularly looking for feedback from those of you who have the same floor.
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