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Old 05 April 2010, 08:15   #21
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Do you think it is possible to buy a new floor (or panels) from avon?
Has anyone else ever done this?
I have noticed there is a brandnew one on ebay for a sport 3.15.
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Old 05 April 2010, 08:42   #22
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Just a quick throught regarding Marine vs Exterior ply.

Assuming they are both designed to hack a bit of weather, do you pay double for an extra couple of years service?

All I'm saying is that you might be cheaper (but more hassle as you;ll need to replace a bit more often) to use "bog standard" ply, varnsh / epoxy / whatever it up, and OK, it may not last quite as long, but if it's half the price, as long as it lasts > half the life of the expensive stuff, you're quids in. (not including the "cost" of the hassle to replace it).
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Old 05 April 2010, 08:47   #23
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Do you think it is possible to buy a new floor (or panels) from avon?
Has anyone else ever done this?
I have noticed there is a brandnew one on ebay for a sport 3.15.
Cheers,
Geoff
I have seen that floor on E-bay as well Geoff,cheap untill you look how much they wan t for postage,lol,all made tho ,but will it fit ?lot to fork out if its way to small
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Old 05 April 2010, 10:33   #24
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I have seen that floor on E-bay as well Geoff,cheap untill you look how much they wan t for postage,lol,all made tho ,but will it fit ?lot to fork out if its way to small
I wasn't going to buy that one mate as it is far too small, just an example that maybe Avon do the floors as a replacement possibly.

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Just a quick throught regarding Marine vs Exterior ply.

Assuming they are both designed to hack a bit of weather, do you pay double for an extra couple of years service?

All I'm saying is that you might be cheaper (but more hassle as you;ll need to replace a bit more often) to use "bog standard" ply, varnsh / epoxy / whatever it up, and OK, it may not last quite as long, but if it's half the price, as long as it lasts > half the life of the expensive stuff, you're quids in. (not including the "cost" of the hassle to replace it).
I see what you mean, but I am useless woodwork, so to replace the floor will take a lot of time plus epoxy, paint etc.
I am hoping to keep this boat for a long time (as I have said with my other boats ). If I am to do the floor, I would rather it lasted a while.

To be honest, I am coming to see that sometimes my time is worth more than the botched jobs I turn out. I am a gas engineer and could earn more doing overtime or callouts than it costs to get the job done properly. The console I had made out of stainless steel recently is a real nice job, much better than I could turn out of wood, glass or steel itself.

This is why I am thinking of gettting someone to make me a new floor, or buy a genuine replacement.

Does anyone know the trade that would do something like this? Joiner, cabinet maker?
And has anyone bought a floor for thier sib before?
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Hi With the original's it is not rocket Sience, however if you are uncomfortable with it, why not look up a kitchen fitter, I guess in your business you may have a contact !!!
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I suspect you will struggle to get a new set - I have seen the ebay seller you refer to, he does seem to get Avon floorboards in from time to time, but you would be lucky for him to get the right boards - you could always send him a message?

Any decent joinery company should be able to copy your current boards - I would get a few quotes though, as prices can vary dramatically.

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I would say find an independent joiner as any company will rack up the charges.

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With the original sections to act as templates, half an hour of your time should be ample to have replacement sections cut and ready to finish.

The job could be done and dusted in less time than it would take to have new boards delivered.
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Hmmmm, maybe I will have a go.
Priced up marine ply today, I will need two sheets of 18mm at 40 (all in) each.
Also had a good look at my boards and think I know what has cause the problem.
All the boards are 18mm except the front board, which is about 12mm, maybe a little more. When I looked at the aluminium channel at the front, the ply has been made thicker, to 18mm. I think it has been replaced with thinner stuff in the past, and this is why the back end snapped (see pics). I am going to replace it with 18mm throughout.

Was wondering if the overlaps on either end look right, as I don't want to copy boards if they are wrong?

Also, what do I coat the boards with, epoxy resin? And maybe paint over the top of these with International Brightside Polyurethane that I have?

Thanks for everyones help and encouragement so far!
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