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Old 01 December 2013, 13:35   #1
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Is it possible to fit a aluminium floor on top of a air deck high pressure floor

Hi, can anyone advise on this, or better have they done it, worst still, is it a no no.

I've the chance of getting a Zodiac 310 with the air deck, but I would prefer a SIB with an ally floor as I intend to use it for fishing mostly.

Also want it for holidays with the family, & I think an air floor would be best suited for that.?

Advice appreciated before I take the plunge, is it a good idea or not worth thinking about, & would I be better just hanging on till a SIB with an ally floor comes up.?

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Old 01 December 2013, 13:51   #2
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I've heard of people fitting a sheet of ply on top of the air deck before.
If you can find someone to cut a sheet to shape that would probably be your best option.
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Old 01 December 2013, 17:31   #3
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No. Basically. No.

Better off removing the air floor and then installing a wooden or ally floor.

I'm selling a Zodiac boat today that's had the air floor removed (Model CFR340) and a wooden floor has been made and installed. And it works fine. We've used it on the river and out at sea for skiing.

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Hi, Thanks for the replies..

Simon, is that floor fitted permanent, or can it be removed.

I beginning to think that this just might be more chew than it's worth..

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Why not cut out a piece of marine carpet and place over the top of the air floor. Cheaper and easily placed and removed. Only thing to not is that the carpet should have tags around the edge that can be tucked in between the air floor and the hull. This will stop the carpet from moving. I did this on a previous boat and it worked fine.
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The owner used original Zodiac floorboards as templates and also purchased a couple of zodiac Aluminium side stringers to lock the floor into position. In the end his floor exactly replicated the Zodiac floor. Costs are still high. Zodiac stringers probably cost 50 pounds a pair, + aluminium slots for each board + the marine ply. Tube tread matting has also been dropped in. This provides great drainage and also comfy to walk on. And yes the floor is fully removable and 3.4 metre boat and boards fit in the one bag. Total bagged weight altogether is 63 kgs.



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Just for interest sake this Zodiac is a 2002 model (3.4M) and should sell for around the equivalent of 350-450 pounds.
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This SIB was made in 97, so touching 16+yrs.

I'm glad I've asked before I went & bought it, so I've have decided that I'm just going to save a bit & buy a more modern SIB with an ally floor.

Tube tread matting, good tip, & I've just gave some away..

Thanks for all the replies, much appreciated..

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