Originally Posted by Neuner
For ride quality, how does the inflatable floor or roll-up plank floor compare to the aluminum on these boats?
The rollup floor handles a little more sloppy than the aluminum deck. With rollup deck and the tubes and keel at 3.5 psi, you can definitely feel everything wiggle a little bit when cresting the top of a wave. The major factor is the rollup floor does not lock in and form a solid, tensioned connection between the transom and the thrustboard. The aluminum deck does...hence the teepee installation procedure.
I have no complaints though. I've had my 470 NAVIC-P rollup floor equipped boat out in small craft advisories a few times with no issues. It is a wet ride, but a stable one.
The planing ability still amazes me.