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Old 07 March 2015, 22:09   #1
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MK 5 HD Floor

I'm a new member needing help. I purchased a used MK5 without floors and figured out that it's not cost effective to buy new from zodiac.

Has anyone made wood floors ? What did u use for stringer ?

Last option - Does anyone have a floor system forsale ?
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Old 08 March 2015, 04:35   #2
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Old inflatable that my Dad had, the stringers were made from an oval cross section board, with one side chamfered to match the tube. The piece it sat in was a square section with a semi-circular groove the oval part fit in. Bulky, but it worked OK; It all sat under the tube overhand anyway.

Exterior 3/4" plywood coated in resin should be fine for the floor, I'd think. Could probably get away with 1/2"

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I once got a quote from Zodiac mil-pro for a set of aluminum boards for an FC-470, and could only imagine how much they'd want for a Mark V !

For a boat that size, I wouldn't go with less than 3/4" marine ply. Use aluminum "H" clips (2 U profiles with an internal width of 3/4" welded back to back) between adjacent boards.
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Thanks for the replies. What about a piece of hard wood cut to accept the 3/4" plywood and beveled on the tube side to fit nice and snug?
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I've got a wood floorboard setup (with 3/4" marine plywood boards, mahogany stringers & retainers, aluminum H clips) on my 4.7m boat. Attached are a couple of pictures and a lame cross sectional drawing to help give an idea of the profile shapes of the stringer retainers and stringers.
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If I understand correctly the stringer is on top of the ply wood with a ledger type board bolted to hold it all in place ?
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I tried to show my wood floor but I'm not good enough to get it here. It works great for me. Try a look at my gallery. I think I was able to get them there
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Hi Burt, Yes that is correct. I should have labelled the pieces
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I tried to show my wood floor but I'm not good enough to get it here. It works great for me. Try a look at my gallery. I think I was able to get them there

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I only see one photo. But again I'm new so I may not be looking at the correct location.
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