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Old 13 April 2021, 01:29   #1
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Airdeck

Iím thinking of buying a cheap gymnastís airmat to use as an airdeck in an Avon Redseal. Is it a silly idea?
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Old 13 April 2021, 02:27   #2
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In my view it will never work.

It needs to be the same outline shape as the floor of the Redseal in order to lock itself into place when you inflate the dinghy.

See what other will say, I'm just off to get some popcorn.
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Old 13 April 2021, 02:31   #3
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Is your Redseal one with a floppy floor or slats or wooden floorboards and no keel? Is the aim for your comfort or to tighten floor|?

Those gym airmats come in a standard rectangle so not sure how you'd trim it to fit the boat? If they were available small enough to sit in the floor one would obviously spread the load and add to comfort but would do little to improve performance unless it was a perfect tight fit and you added a sausage keel between mat and floor.
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