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Old 31 July 2012, 12:42   #1
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Floor issue

When packing the SIB away on Saturday I noticed the rear floor board (nearest the transom) was slightly damaged as you can see from the pictures.
It's the same both sides.

Anyone come across this or can think of a fix?

Thanks
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Old 31 July 2012, 15:54   #2
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flooring

Hi if its similar to the honwave's then i had a couple of stringers acualy break one was warranty the other i had welded up and also slid some steel down the box section to strenghthen it . it's all down to the floor flexing in heavy sea's
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Hi if its similar to the honwave's then i had a couple of stringers acualy break one was warranty the other i had welded up and also slid some steel down the box section to strenghthen it . it's all down to the floor flexing in heavy sea's
Thanks for that.
I've heard they're very similar to the Honwaves.
I've emailed the manufacturer so wait and see what happens I suppose.
I might think about beefing them up though.
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I would agree with Trevor.

I had a Yam 360 for 10 years. After about 4 years I snapped a stringer, all due to the floor flexing on the water. It didnt have to be a heavy sea, it flexed even when it was flat calm. In fact it was more noticeable when it was calm.

I Just trimmed of the jagged ends of stringer and contined to use them. They were still long enough to straddle and support the joints in the floor.

After this I made sure the Yam was always well inflated, especially the under floor tube. It give the sib better rigidity and lessened the flexing. Should have done this at the start.

Never looked back..
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Looked again at the floor and saw that some of the rivets were working loose.

So, ordered some stainless M8 nuts and bolts and replaced all the rivets.

Floor seems a lot more solid now although I haven't tried it on the water yet.
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Near instant fix, remove all rivets from that floorboard, remove rail, straighten the curved part, solder with alum the broken edge, place new rivets and just place bolt, nuts on that injured part, this is the alum slat that suffers the most when sib is used underinflated at choppy seas or using larger/heavier engine than max recommended.

Lockieboy, your side joiners are too small for that sib, you need larger ones, no wonder you have tech problems.

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Crikey them stringer's are not wide enough for your sure,hope it has done the job?.
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So the thoughts are that the stringers are to short?

I haven't had any issues with the floor bending or the stringers failing.

Maybe I will try and source longer ones just to be safe.
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So the thoughts are that the stringers are to short?

I haven't had any issues with the floor bending or the stringers failing.

Maybe I will try and source longer ones just to be safe.
They could do with being wider mate ,should be like locozodiac's,see the width, they hold the floor more rigid.Did they come with the boat?.
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They could do with being wider mate ,should be like locozodiac's,see the width, they hold the floor more rigid.Did they come with the boat?.
Yer that's how it came brand new.
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