Originally Posted by dave3235
Got myself 2 packs will be fitting them soon.As for the bow box will give that a miss for the minute a bit to permanent.
You won't regret fitting the padded floor. I wouldn't be without mine now.
As for my bow box it is held in place by 4 X coach bolts.
Flat head is to the under side of the bow floor board. A thin M8 nut on the upper side of the board sandwiches the board and holds it in place stopping it falling out and into the keel area.
There is approx 25 mm of thread sticking up.
The bolts marry up to metal brackets affixed to the bow box base
Tighten the 4 nuts to clamp it in place reverse procedure to remove.
When the bow box is not in use i have domed headed nuts to place on the protruding bolts to keep the bolts from causing injury.
Cost me around 50 quid for the ply, paint, hinges and screws etc.
Plus it got me out of the house into the sanctuary of the garage for a few nights away from the wife and kids
I have found the added weight of the box and it's contents excellent for keeping the bow down prior to planing when out on my own