Replacing floor in dingy
While waiting for the moon and stars to properly align, I'm going to be digging our Boat US dingy out of storage and replacing the floor.
I've searched the webz a few times and haven't found anything in the way of replacement parts available...didn't think I would, but was worth a shot.
The original flooring was plywood, I think maybe 1/4" or 3/8", and was in 4 pieces. It's long gone...but I have the dimensions, and one of the "H" joints that went between the sections.
I was never fond of the 4 piece floor...I'm sure it was great for putting the inflatable in your trunk, which I will never be doing, and so I think I'm going to go to a 2 piece floor; 1 long piece from the stern forward to the up-angle of the front tube, and then the triangular nose piece, with my H joint in-between.
I'd love to come across a 4X8 sheet of white PVC, 3/8", as that would be maintenance free, but I don't think such a thing exists.
Actually, I guess it does. Looks like HD and Lowes carry Aztec PVC sheets.
Will be stopping by to look at it.
My question is on materials. Is 1/4" enough, or should I go with 3/8"? Marine?...coat in epoxy?
I'm not interested in building a 12' yacht, but want something functional that's not too sore on the eyes.