Originally Posted by Mikefule
I don't fish, but I have carried dive gear, and anchor box and other items and I find that a hard flat floor is the best.
With a ply floor, you can even consider adding tie down points for specific pieces of kit.
I am not sure I would like to knock over a bunch of fishing hooks in a boat with an air deck.
Finally, as one who has tried fishing and not found it overly exciting, and when the fish are not biting, it is possible to practice clog dancing on a plywood floor, but it would be less satisfactory on an air deck.
I have A Zodiac 340 air floor & have tried to fish once in it, I would agree there is some risk but draping a tarpaulin over the floor & over 1 tube reduces this, MX & downhill are my preferred sports so like you, I find fishing a little boring & they also smell, sort of fishy? Battered cod is usually available shore side which also renders the activity a but pointless.
I solved the risk of hooks puncturing the deck by inadvertently keeping the sharp bits imbedded safely in the end of my fingers.
I like your suggestion of clog dancing & may give fishing another try knowing there is always the option to turn a shuffle on if things are slow going, the air floor won't be an issue as I'll either take a 2' piece of marine ply or strap some bells to my feet & go down the Morris route instead.