Installing a floor in boat

7/19/14 @ 5:06 PM
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kacman64
kacman64
USER since 11/25/03
I have an old 14' aluminum starcraft that has the 3 bench seats. I would like to remove at least the front bench and install a floor so the front is more usable without having the "v" be uncomfortable for the person in the front. Does anyone have experience on how to effectively do this or know of any plans that I can get a hold of?
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7/26/14 @ 12:22 PM
bass2403
bass2403
USER since 10/15/03
My old boat , a 14 ft starcraft,i took out the front and middle seats. I put a brace in the center that I bolted the floor to along with fastening it up front and in back.

I had 2 pedestal seats, boards were along the sides from the back seat and attached in the brackets from the middle seat.

I'll take a picture of it and post soon.

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7/23/14 @ 8:42 PM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
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USER since 2/15/10
28 by myself and 26 with 2 280 plus men in it

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7/23/14 @ 5:02 PM
SnakeSter
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MEMBER since 7/9/12
What are you getting with that motor, 28? 30mph? I know it should move good, cause I Used to have a 14ft with a 15 getting about 20/22mph.

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7/23/14 @ 10:07 AM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
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best part of it is the 30 4 stroke merc on it could of went with a 40 but thought that was over kill for a 14 foot boat

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7/23/14 @ 6:41 AM
SnakeSter
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MEMBER since 7/9/12
Really nice CWS2. Looks like ur getting lots of support in front and back, with the floor support in middle. I like how you added some storage too. Awesome!!!!!!

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7/22/14 @ 3:52 PM
centralwiwalleyeslayer2
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this is what i did.

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7/21/14 @ 6:37 AM
SnakeSter
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MEMBER since 7/9/12
This might be a stupid question but my thought would be if you take out a bench seat, and put in wood flooring that is attached to bulkheads more than the bench seat itself, wouldn't your strength be stronger? I really don't know, but just thinking about this in my mind. It would be attached lower on bulkhead so leakage would be a concern also.

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7/20/14 @ 10:05 PM
boscrowe
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USER since 2/28/09
You have probably heard this already ,but as someone who has had experience building from scratch boats , rebuilding boats DONT cut out a bench seat that isn't made to be removed . It's structural

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7/20/14 @ 9:28 AM
kacman64
kacman64
USER since 11/25/03
Thanks for both responses. I have checked out that website and there are a lot of great ideas however most use the benches to create a casting deck. I just want to put in a floor in the front to eliminate the "v". Its usually my wife in the front and she wouldn't appreciate the boat being more unstable as she thinks it is already.

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7/20/14 @ 12:53 AM
Ulbian
Ulbian
USER since 9/24/03
Check out the forums at tinboats.net. Specifically the one for Jon and V boat conversions. Some pretty neat stuff on that site.

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