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Old 08 December 2015, 20:42   #1
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floor on FC470

I have a 2007 4.7 mkgr3 (15 INCH TRANSOM)

My floor wont lay flat... get a big banage bend the bow digs into water when i try accelerate

is there different floor options?

can i just weld them all together to make it flat when i deflate the boat

(yes im deflating, making floor flate then trying to re in flate

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any ideas how to fix it?.. havent even used this piece of shit properly yet
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Old 08 December 2015, 22:38   #2
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Well I am 99.9999999 % sure that boat us not a 2007 . Unfortunately I believe it is more like a 1987 maybe older. The Grand raids have not had thrust boards for many years. I have a 1997 and the Thrustboard were gone long before then. Also that does not appear to be the correct floor for that boat.
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Old 08 December 2015, 23:04   #3
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im guessing yours is a 20 inch transom?

mine is 15inch and is ex (australian) army

the plate states it is indeed a 2007 build.
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and in fact can you not bother replying unless its constructive,

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floor on FC470

I was not trying to be negative . Unfortunately I see many customers who buy used inflatables that are ex surplus from Military and they end up with mismatched floors that do not fit correctly. My best friend bought a Zodiac F 470 that he was led to believe was a good deal only to find out when it arrived here the floor was not correct for the boat and has the same issue as yours.

Good luck solving your issue.
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Old 09 December 2015, 01:59   #6
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It is possible to knock the side pieces off a floor section then slide (pound) off one of the inner "segments" then put the floor section back together (you will probably need to cut down and smooth out the side pieces as well. Do some careful measuring to see which segment to remove (they vary in width).

I have done this before. Whatever you do, do not try to force a floor in that is too long, expecting the boat to "stretch." I've seen a couple boats damaged this way it caused a main seam where a number of joints overlap near the bow thrustboard to begin pulling apart and is a major PITA to fix!
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Old 09 December 2015, 02:45   #7
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hoping I can weld floor board 1& 2 together to make it rigid
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Zodiac MKIII GR questions


looks the same as this??
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Aren't your stringers in the wrong place?

I don't know about the FC470 floors, but aren't those wooden guys at the outside edge of the floor supposed to brace the sections and keep them in-line?

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+1 stringers should not join on a join what size are your stringers do you have two plus two ie 2 one size and the other 2 are another size,then you stagger them.
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