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Old 17 August 2015, 13:47   #11
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Excel 365 hd floor noise

We occasionally experience a loud cracking noise emanating from the transom floor retaining batten/floor joint when pushing on hard through chop. No visible movement or long term damage noted. We also sometimes hear the pvc hull slapping against the underside of the alumin. aft floorboard.
This is running a max. rated 20hp motor, although well under max. transom weight, and as previously stated only occurs when pushing really hard and bouncing through severe chop!
Our 3.5m alumin. floor Zodiac is always inflated to max pressure and topped up to maintain 0.24 bar after 15 mins on water etc. The floor, keel and tubes are as tight as a drum, but it still needs to flex to dissipate the stresses generated in hard use.

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Old 17 August 2015, 14:03   #12
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Originally Posted by darrenhh79 View Post
Advice needed I am new to sibbing had my first outing a few days ago on my excel bought from marine outlet I notice a clicking noise from the alu floor board at the transom just a bit worried as I assembled the sib myself I assume Fitting the aluminium floor is pretty straight forward anybody had similar problem with floor noise it clicks quite loud when taking off even at slow speed thanks in advance for any suggestions
Make sure keel up to pressure and put a rubber mat under tank

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