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Old 06 April 2009, 11:23   #1
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Avon Redcrest floor

Bit of a simple question for you all, Can I use it without a floor?

I made a ply floor but it makes it a little heavy, if I was just to potter about in a sheltered estuary etc.. could I go in it without the floor or would I do it damage?

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Old 06 April 2009, 11:51   #2
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Bit of a simple question for you all, Can I use it without a floor?

I made a ply floor but it makes it a little heavy, if I was just to potter about in a sheltered estuary etc.. could I go in it without the floor or would I do it damage?

Thanks in advance.
A solid floor is better id say ,mine is heavy ,but if you use one without and what size engine you using? it couls FOLD UP ON YOU ,if a big engine and depending on the speed,floor engine ballance and all that,,,,,,someone on here will know more
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Bit of a simple question for you all, Can I use it without a floor?

I made a ply floor but it makes it a little heavy, if I was just to potter about in a sheltered estuary etc.. could I go in it without the floor or would I do it damage?

Thanks in advance.
I used one for 16 years without a floor and it's still in use now....
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Redcrest Floor

You don't need a floor, but without one it's like walking on jelly, and if you use an outboard, a floppy floor will cost you quite a lot of speed: as you turn up the wick, the floor tends to bulge upwards toward the stern and create a lot of drag. Even fitting a floor from the centre back will improve the handling and speed. It doesn't have to be a thick, heavy floor. 3/8" ply will be adequate.
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