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Old 28 December 2013, 15:48   #1
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Lodestar NS380 floorboard

Hello All, I am new to the SIB game. I just purchased a Lodestar NS380 that I think is in really great shape. Except that it is missing the floorboards.

I am looking for a huge favor... I am planning to fabricate some new floorboard out of wood. Does anyone out there have the same boat that they could use to get me some measurements. I know there are extra pieces needed to assemble the floor boards. I am planning on leaving this inflated all summer, so I figure that I can come up with some type of bolt together solution versus the nice H and C channels.

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Old 08 January 2014, 18:07   #2
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Welcome to Iboats,

Check with Lodestar which seems is a Mercury Quicksilver update the cost of a complete set of alum floor panels. If making wooden bolted floor panels by yourself don't expect to have fun as with original delivered floorboards.

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Old 09 January 2014, 01:35   #3
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Hi NI
Roche Marine in the UK Is a Lodestar dealer/spares supplier. I used to own a Lodestar 3DV and purchased spares from them a few years back.

If nothing else, they might be able to point you in the right direction:
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Old 10 January 2014, 18:49   #4
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Exe treme, Thanks for the contact. Unfortunately, they don't carry floors for this model.

It looks like I will do some guesstimating to fit the floor.

Does anyone have any input on how much the boards should stretch the boat lengthwise?

I think usually the floorboards are put in and pushed down accordion style to make a tight fit. I saw somewhere that someone used a turnbuckle to stretch the floor.
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