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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 10:20 

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Good morning tinboat nation,

I'm new to to the forum and to jon boats just bought a 2013 14' tracker topper
I had some questions about puting a floor . I'm thinking of puting some 1" styrofoam
Sheet between the ribs and putting a 1/8" aluminum sheet on top is that a good idea?
And can u stick carpet on top of aluminum floor? If u can what's a good glue to use?
Also is it good to drill screws int rib of boat to hold floor down? I would think by drilling
Into ribs it would weakin it?

I will Appreciate any feed back


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PostPosted: 16 Sep 2016, 11:52 

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Good afternoon tinboat nation,

I'm new to to the forum and to jon boats just bought a 2013 14' tracker topper
I had some questions about puting a floor . I'm thinking of puting some 1" styrofoam
Sheet between the ribs and putting a 1/8" aluminum sheet on top is that a good idea?
And can u stick carpet on top of aluminum floor? If u can what's a good glue to use?
Also is it good to drill screws int rib of boat to hold floor down? I would think by drilling
Into ribs it would weakin it?

I will Appreciate any feed back


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 Post subject: 14' tracker floor
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 00:52 
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I cut my plywood tight, and have never had had a problem without styrofoam. I used aluminum square tubing on the edge to stabilize.

I look forward to watching your build!


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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 09:36 
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I used the blue foam from Lowes (closed cell) and put it under my deck.

Adds flotation in case you ever get swamped. richg99



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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 09:49 

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ejm2002 wrote:
Good morning tinboat nation,

I'm new to to the forum and to jon boats just bought a 2013 14' tracker topper
I had some questions about puting a floor . I'm thinking of puting some 1" styrofoam
Sheet between the ribs and putting a 1/8" aluminum sheet on top is that a good idea?
And can u stick carpet on top of aluminum floor? If u can what's a good glue to use?
Also is it good to drill screws int rib of boat to hold floor down? I would think by drilling
Into ribs it would weakin it?

I will Appreciate any feed back


As far as I know carpet can be glued to the aluminum. That is my plan and I plan on trying a spray adhesive. I don't believe screwing into the rib will weeken it since you are going to screw the floor to it.



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PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 12:33 

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Ok thank u


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 Post subject: 14' tracker floor
PostPosted: 17 Sep 2016, 12:37 

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Thanks guys for the info


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 08:50 

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The glue will hold better if you sand the aluminum with 80 grit before applying it. Ill be putting hydroturf in my boat here soon and plan on using either dap weldwood or 3m super 90 to hold it down to the scuffed up aluminum deck.

-Dan


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 09:11 
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I like Weldwood Contact Cement for PERMANENT applications.
I just finished up a counter top and grabbed the "GEL" formula
without looking at the label and I don't like it . . . .
It is like smearing mayonaise - - - it sticks good, but does not flow like a liquid.
This is another case of doing your research prior to application.
also - Read, Understand and Follow the instructions on any products you may use.
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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 13:11 

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yea I'm gonna sand it sound like a good idea. Also doing some research on woodweld thanks .
I've been try to upload Pictures but it never come up on my post ?


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PostPosted: 19 Sep 2016, 13:12 

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Ok


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