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CountryRoads304
12-06-2009, 08:10 PM
Im replacing the flooring in my '88 Tristar 190. I was wondering what's a good quality brand/grade to get? My boat gets a lot of use, so I would prefer to pay more for something that will hold up better. Thanks :D

CountryRoads304
12-13-2009, 10:19 PM
Well with no response, I guess it was a stupid question... I guess I'll just go with Overton's. I'd like to find some composite kind but searched the web and didn't find anything...

Any input would be apprectiated

ski_king
12-13-2009, 10:40 PM
I didn't think 88's had plywood floors??????

If in fact you need to replace a plywood floor, I would check with a local lumber yard and see what they canget for you. I would have to think that freight on a sheet of plywood from Overtons would be expensive.

Also, be sure to resin in the plywood, to keep it dry.

KHall
12-13-2009, 10:42 PM
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/search_category.do?categoryName=Wood,%20Foam,%20St arboard&categoryId=305&page=GRID

Composite materials would be best. Marine grade plywood can be hard to find. Have to call/search different lumber suppliers. Its really the same glue as the BC Exterior grade plywood found at Home Depot, but better wood, like fir grade AB.

SkiDog
12-14-2009, 07:16 AM
There was NO structural wood in the 88's

76S&S
12-14-2009, 08:39 AM
http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/search_category.do?categoryName=Wood,%20Foam,%20St arboard&categoryId=305&page=GRID

Composite materials would be best. Marine grade plywood can be hard to find. Have to call/search different lumber suppliers. Its really the same glue as the BC Exterior grade plywood found at Home Depot, but better wood, like fir grade AB.

The difference between Marine and common plywood is that marine has solid plys (or no voids). The voids is what causes common plywood to buckle when it gets wet. You are correct that it is the same glue.

M-Funf
12-14-2009, 01:55 PM
You need to find Lloyd's of London's BS1088 Certified marine plywood. Best there is. Allied Veneer has it.

http://alliedveneer.com/marine_plywood/Marine_Plywood-p-1-c-3.html

Any of the varieties (Aquatek, Hydrotek, Okoume) would work fine. I pay about 100 bux for a 1/2" thick 4'X8' sheet.

KHall
12-14-2009, 05:13 PM
Plus what 76S&S said. I paid $80/per sheet to re-deck a pontoon boat.

Laurel_Lake_Skier
12-14-2009, 10:05 PM
If you're going to go the route of composites.....Coosa Board (http://www.coosacomposites.com/)

454Prostar190
12-15-2009, 12:19 PM
Plus what 76S&S said. I paid $80/per sheet to re-deck a pontoon boat.

I also paid $80. for a sheet to make a new base for my rear seat. It was a stock item at the lumber yard here in SF.

7thsfgdoc
06-04-2010, 08:57 AM
Along the same line of questioning, I am replacing the plywood floor in a 78 S&S. The original floor was covered no top with fiberglass and I plan on doing the same with the replacement plywood. Any recommendations for pressure treated vs exterior grade plywood? I am having problems finding pressure treated in the correct thickness. My plan is to use exterior plywood and seal the bottom of the plywood with marine urethane and the top with fiberglass. Any concerns with chemicals being released from the PT plywood and possibly effecting the marine urethane or fiberglass layers? Thoughts and recommendations are appreciated.