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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yadnom Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10/16/2013 at 11:56am
if one has u shaped toons, can a round one be used as the third?

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I don't see any reason that you couldn't.  I was just able to find a donor that had the same shape logs as my boat.  Anything in the center would be better than nothing. 
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I haven't had a chance to do much in the past few weeks.  The whole family has been passing around sinus infections and we have had about six inches of ice and snow on the ground for the last week.  Maybe while I off for the holiday I might get a chance to actually tear appart the donor boat.  One thing that I have been thinking about, would it be alright to use standard plywood (instead of marine) to floor the upper deck?  The upper deck will not get near as much water on it and it won't be getting splashed from below.  I keep it stored under cover, and don't see why standard ply wouldn't last for years.  Any thoughts?
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If your not going to get the real stuff, I would at least want treated.  You would want to protect it from contacting the cross members because it's not CCA Treated.


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If you have kids.. or kids have access to the boat.. the top deck is going to get saturated.  Trust me.. I know.  Wink
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The kids are the reason for the upper deck Sunblocker, at least thats what I told the wife Wink.  Future plans also include a slide at some point, so I'm sure you are correct.  I was just curious if anyone had tried the standard ply and knew what the life expectancy of it would be.  I don't want to cut corners, but I realize the carpet will take a ton of abuse from us and the direct sun.  If I have to replace the carpet say in five years, I would probably replace the wood again then anyway.  Not married to the idea, just thinking.  Also, I plan to replace the carpet on the boat itself before I install the upper deck.  I've stepped and jumped and looked it over on the bottom and don't see any signs of damage or rot.  Is there anything that is recamended that I could put on it (treat it with) to make it last longer before installing the new carpet?
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If you are still around could you tell me what material and dimensions you used to frame this out?
Aluminum?  What diameter and wall?
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I know this is an older thread but what thickness tubing did you use?
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For the frame I used inch and a half .120 wall aluminum.  I laid two sheets of plywood on top of it without the cross braces and had two 200+ lbs. guys on top of it. Hardly any deflection.  We even bounced on it a few times just for giggles.  We used it for scaffolding when building the extra-tall carport to store the boat under now that it won't fit in the garage.

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Robbie are you going to part out the donor boat. Its a match for mine might be interested in a couple of things. PM me if so.
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Well it has been a while since I've updated and that is mainly due to not having much to update.  I've procrastinated long enough and it is now time to be hitting the water, so I need to get back to it and have come up with some questions.  I'm trying to decide what the best floor covering will be for my boat.  I Plan to redo the main deck as I don't want the faded carpet on the bottom with new carpet up top.  Does anyone have any suggestions about alternative floor coverings? Vinyl, roll-on, rhino line.  I've seen them all used but not sure how well they would work for me.  I think the vinyl would be slick especially when you add sun-lotion into the mix..  I would like to seal the flooring on the upper deck as to create a non-leaking roof for the bottom deck.  Maybe a coat of fiberglass resin on top of the plywood and then just apply the carpet over that.  Open to suggestions.  Any info is appreciated.

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I have carpet and vinyl on my toon, both from PS...If I had to do it all over again, I would go with all vinyl...I love the stuff, just pressure wash it and go...I personally do not think its "slick" when wet and spills clean up easy (saw your girls)!!
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Hello.

Old thread I know.

Can you offer an update on your aluminum deck build?

Anything you would change?

How has it held up?

Were your legs and gussets the right dimensions?

What was your ladder situation to get up there?

Did you add a safety rail?

How does it tow ?

Thanks.

I am looking to do the same with mine.
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