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rossymtb 11 August 2013 12:47

i broke my floor
 
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As title suggests I broke my rear floor board in large waves at speed.

Luckily enough no damage was done to the squidgy inflatable boat but I'm not sure what to do now. Either get a replacement and be ripped of by dealer or repair and make this stronger than before.

whisper 11 August 2013 13:31

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Originally Posted by rossymtb (Post 562075)
As title suggests I broke my rear floor board in large waves at speed.

Luckily enough no damage was done to the squidgy inflatable boat but I'm not sure what to do now. Either get a replacement and be ripped of by dealer or repair and make this stronger than before.

Take it too a welder who has a AC/DC tig machine, it should get sorted for a drink really :thumbs:

whisper 11 August 2013 13:33

Oh yeah, don't try and bend i back as it may need heat or it may split :thumbs:

Peter_C 11 August 2013 14:01

I have a TIG welder, but if it were me, I would consider the damage unfixable, but that doesn't mean I wouldn't try! If you do replace it some extra bracing might be in order along with checking your pressure gauge for accuracy. You do use a pressure gauge don't you?

rossymtb 11 August 2013 15:22

Well I think it may have something to do with pressure.

It was correct on the trailer but an hour in the water and it seemed to go softer possibly the water temperature to me checking it in the sun on land.

Been all over with soapy water and can't find any leaks so don't think it has any holes, gonna try and get something made to make it stronger than before as I don't think 25hp does it any good.

rossymtb 12 August 2013 18:18

Visited dealer today to see if he can get me another new section of flooring.

Use less as usual as he said I can't order you one now but if you come back in September I can order you one for you to pick up around November. Not exactly useless but next to as the rest of summer will be gone.

At the minute I have left it with a welding and fabrication company to repair and possibly make stronger (if they can be bothered)

Here comes my rant!
Does anybody want to do there job recently been to so many places willing to be a good customer with money waiting and I get let down by people who simply can't be arsed.

Yes maybe its only a small amount of money say 50 ish to a marine dealer but he has now just put me off going back and spending alot more on a bigger boat in a year or so time.

Should have bought a seapro from billhighman in manchester as every time I have been there/ sent someone to them they have been willing to help


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