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frogger

Hi guys, I'm planning on making a floorboard for my inflatable boat (fish hunter) and was wondering if anybody has advice for me. Is 1/8", 1/4" or 1/2" plywood better? what's a good way to waterproof it?

Thanks!
ion

bigest problem is the weight and size; you'll have to carry it ...; if you intend to stand up in it than you should use something thicker; if you need it only as a flatboard then I think something thinner works;
it's not worthy unless you get a plain rectangular board
that fits inside the raft, no paint etc...
it's cheaper to buy the boat with floorboard than to make the floorboard, and you can't come close to the same quality
ion

in a small boat, it makes sense a floorboard only for bass fishing, for casting precisely around structures; trout is not that fussy or lazy
scooter82

marine grade plywood. maybe at smith plywoods, 192 and 56 ave. right off #10 going towards langley. give them a call. i'm just trying to get a zodiac fixed. good luck
superwebby

I bought a 7 1/2 foot Zodiac inflatable that had slats on the bottom, so I bought some 1/4" plywood, cut 2 pieces to fit, construction glued them together, rounded the edges, sanded it smooth and sealed it up with Spar Varnish from Canadian Tire. Only took a couple hours to build. The two pieces laminated together add a little weight, but you could probably get away with one 1/4" piece and 2 legnthwise wooden ribs on top. It's a dream to stand and cast on.

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