Installing a floor in boat
7/19/14 @ 4:06 PM
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?
7/26/14 @ 11:22 AM
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.
7/23/14 @ 7:42 PM
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7/22/14 @ 2:52 PM
7/21/14 @ 5:37 AM
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.
7/20/14 @ 9:05 PM
7/20/14 @ 8:28 AM
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.
7/19/14 @ 11:53 PM