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    Re: Re-deck my boat in aluminum diamondplate

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    I have some floor wood rot on two of the sections of my jet sled. Anyone ever take the plywood out and have aluminum flooring to replace it? Just wondering if it was cost-prohibitive. If you've had it done, who does good work on boat flooring? Thanks
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    Check out Tinboats.net. It is basically all about guys modifying their aluminum boats. You will find a lot of discussions about aluminum flooring. There is also a ton of info on installing and protecting plywood floors.
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    Re: Re-deck my boat in aluminum diamondplate

    I think it's cheaper to get some marine grade plywood and put some wrap the sheets for the vinyl flooring material before installing it again. Unless you get some real thick aluminum, your going to have to back it with plywood anyways for support.

    You can also get some sheets of Sea Dek or Gator Step for some anti skid needs. I installed some on the bow of my boat so that when I pick up passengers from the dock they don't slip on the aluminium bow.
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    Re: Re-deck my boat in aluminum diamondplate

    If I had to do it I don't think I would use metal, you would have to get a non slip surface of some type. Just fish blood or scales would make it a slip and slide. Heat would be like cold and make it miserable. It is also hard to get good marine plywood over here in Gardnerville. I had to replace my control panel a few years back, so I got treated wood and painted it heavily before covering it with good outdoor carpeting.......Jetspray
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    Re: Re-deck my boat in aluminum diamondplate

    Too reflective, can't see anything and gets hot

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    Re: Re-deck my boat in aluminum diamondplate

    Diamond decking on the floor will result in burnt feet and under chin sunburns. The stuff just gets too hot. If you have an under deck fuel tank and already have venting issues it will make it much worse. Plywood is a good insulator. Keep with Plywood and either shark skin it or spray on bed liner.

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    Re-deck my boat in aluminum diamondplate

    I have some floor wood rot on two of the sections of my jet sled. Anyone ever take the plywood out and have aluminum flooring to replace it? Just wondering if it was cost-prohibitive. If you've had it done, who does good work on boat flooring? Thanks
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