New deck for aluminum jon boat

Discussion in 'Boat Yard Basics' started by Delmer, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Delmer

    Delmer I Love microskiff.com!

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    I am buying a 16' Jon Boat that needs a new floor. It has marine ply now but I would like to replace it and the foam under it. Please any suggestions for replacement materials.


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  2. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    Inexpensive - lay down foam and put marine ply back over it.

    Expensive - lay down foam and put aluminum over it.

    Good luck and share some pics of the project.
     

  3. Delmer

    Delmer I Love microskiff.com!

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    Not sure where to get new flotation foam
     
  4. Brett

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    http://www.marinefoam.com/flotation-foam.html?page_type=flotation-foams&link_type=image
     
  5. paint it black

    paint it black Paddling away...

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    I say go with aluminum for the decking.
    We just did a buddies jon boat completely all aluminum.
    No more wood at all.
     
  6. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

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    I (personally) would stay away from the two part pour foam and the spray foam and if you read other boat repai forums you will know why.

    The kind I like is the type that feels like a pool noodle. These can be bought in sheets that can be cut to size and once again, in my personal opinion, a much better choice for under the floor where water will accumulate.