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Old 12 January 2012, 17:30   #1
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What does airdeck mean?

I'm in the market for something around 260 but would like to know what airdeck means? Slatted decks are obviously slats that fit together but what is an air deck?
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An airdeck is just that. It is a "high" pressure inflatable deck that supports weight and provides structure and rigidity to the boat. They're not highly regarded in larger SIBs, - eg over 3.5m

They are constructed from two sheets of material, interconnected with lots of tiny drop stitches that hold it all together. They are very light and actually work very well.

They generally have an inflatable keel below them to push down and form a bit of a vee in the water.

I was very impressed with mine, not having expected much....
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An airdeck is just that. It is a "high" pressure inflatable deck that supports weight and provides structure and rigidity to the boat. They're not highly regarded in larger SIBs, - eg over 3.5m

They are constructed from two sheets of material, interconnected with lots of tiny drop stitches that hold it all together. They are very light and actually work very well.

They generally have an inflatable keel below them to push down and form a bit of a vee in the water.

I was very impressed with mine, not having expected much....
WillK to the rescue again. I'm sure you must follow me around answering my mundane newbie questions

thanks mate that explains it perfectly. Why could half an hour on gooooogle not give me an answer

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I'm sure you must follow me around answering my mundane newbie questions
I do.

It's not proving to be as rewarding as I had initially hoped. I think I might give it a rest...
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I do.

It's not proving to be as rewarding as I had initially hoped. I think I might give it a rest...
Ha ha fair play
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If you have come across a thermarest then an air deck is similar just with more pressure.
Something floppy becoming rock hard - never a bad thing.

I'm happy with mine (the airdeck and the other..)
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Hi

These are like marmite. You love or hate them. I love them as I have bent interlocking floors, lost part of one etc and hence having something that easy to use is great and as others have said better than you would think!

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If you're not carrying much weight onboard they're great, giving rigidity with low weight and a bit more cushioning on the knees in rough water. However if you have a bit of weight on board you can feel them flexing.
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