First... Hello everyone
Following a recent holiday in the Cumbrian Lake District, my partner and I rediscovered our love of being out on the water (we had a 'toy' 2.4m boat and a tired 4hp 2s before) so I recently acquired a lovely 2010 Tohatsu 15hp 4s and a chance-acquisition 2002 YAM 380s SIB from the same owner.
My first post in the forums is to request a little advice about the SIB floor...
The boat fabric/seams (etc) look in great shape throughout, and the aluminium floor is all 'there', apart from a refabricated ply section at the front. The previous owner informed me that the original ply section snapped across the middle - appreciably the weak spot where the large hole exists for clearance to the keel inflation valve.
Although the refabricated section looks OK, it's somewhat thicker (18mm) than I anticipate the original board to have been.
I won't be playing hard and would like to refabricate and replace the wooden section myself with a panel that more closely resembles the original spec (OK, just me I suppose). I'd happily purchase this section but unsuccessful finding an aftermarket supplier of this floor panel.
If anyone has an equivalent Yam or knows this boat, I would appreciate if they could kindly inform me of the floor-board panel thickness please?
Thank you in advance,