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Old 05 December 2011, 10:35   #1
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Eurovinil 265 inflatable boat floor repair

I've just acquired a 2.65m Eurovinil inflatable boat and it only has one out of the three floor sections. It's the rear one which is joined to the transom by a hinge. It's easy enough to make the missing 2 sections but I'm looking for advice on how they join together.

I'm not sure if the floor is designed to be rigid in which case all 3 sections would need to be joined in a way that achieves that, or if the floor doesn't need to be rigid in which case the sections just need joining together so that they sit end to end.

I've found a couple of photos as below of the original floor for these boats and there seems to be a proprietary system for joining the sections together, but it's hard to tell if that makes the floor rigid. My boat is just like the orange one.

If anyone can shed any light on this that would be much appreciated! Do boats of this type tend to have rigid floors?

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Old 06 December 2011, 16:39   #2
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Eurovinil 265 inflatable boat floor repair

I bought an old Eurovinil off Ebay a couple of months ago & the floor sections have 4 aluminium stringers, 2 along each side to make the floor rigid. It also has a wooden keel.
I must admit to not knowing a lot about it apart from that other than it's about 3 metres long & heavy.
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Old 07 December 2011, 03:36   #3
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Cheers for the info.

Is the front bow section free to move with the boat or is it rigidly fixed to the other floor sections?

Also, are the floor sections held together by a similar system to that in the photos? If so, how does that work?
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In my boat the keel fits into a wooden section at the front which does not come out of the boat when stored & then locks into a cutout/slot in the transom. The floorboards then sit on top & are held rigid by the side stringers. This keeps it all locked together.
I think it's different to yours as I can't see any aluminium stingers.
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Old 08 December 2011, 17:46   #5
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Cheers for the reply. Yes that does sound like a different system.

Can anyone else help with info on how floors on this size of boat tend to work?
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