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rwhite
06-10-2014, 09:58 AM
I just signed up today but have been reading on here for some time now. I have found so much useful information on here, it's just amazing. I had a little project of my own this year and I wanted to post some info to pay it forward.
The floor panel in my Maristar had a couple soft spots around the access to the bilge pump and plug. I found through my searching the net and on this site that the floor is made of an aluminium core panel. Found a company in Colorado called flat iron panel products. After talking to them I ordered a new panel cut to my dimensions that fit perfectly and the core is made of polypropylene. I have posted some pics of the old and new panels. I hope this helps someone out there with the same problem.

mgs96ps
06-10-2014, 10:19 AM
Nice work! Love it. I know that new panel of yours put mine to shame. What is the weight compared to original?

rwhite
06-10-2014, 10:33 AM
They are about the same, the aluminum may be a bit lighter but its not that noticeable. We have been to the lake twice this year and I have a friend that weighs around 300 lbs and it holds up extremely well.

mikeg205
06-10-2014, 10:35 AM
do you have a link to the company - ?

mike

rwhite
06-10-2014, 10:40 AM
The cost of the panel was only about $150 however I had them custom cut it so that added another $150 then the shipping, because they crate it in wood was a little more than normal I think it cost me close to $350 I can look back in my emails and get exact numbers. They are easy to work with we talked on the phone and emailed several times, just cause I am a little picky and cautious when dropping that kind of doe.

mikeg205
06-10-2014, 10:42 AM
never mind I found them - good find.. :)

http://flatironpanelproducts.com/Flatiron_Panel_Products/Welcome.html

rwhite
06-10-2014, 10:46 AM
flatironpanelproducts.com/ The lady I spoke with is Cassie Torres. I drew out the dimensions in Microsoft paint and just emailed it to them and they cut it, but if you have a router or saw that can cut aluminum you could probably cut it yourself.

mikeg205
06-10-2014, 12:20 PM
May I ask what the charge was?

rwhite
06-10-2014, 01:28 PM
After shipping and them cutting it for me was about $400. I think the panel's are 12 or 14 dollars a square foot depending on what material you get in the core. I thought it was pretty cheap when I first got a quote but then I had them cut it and then the shipping was a 100 bucks that drove the price up. Like I said earlier you can cut it yourself and save 150 or 200 bucks.

mikeg205
06-10-2014, 02:03 PM
Looks like will going the epoxied marine board route :)


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mgs96ps
06-10-2014, 03:00 PM
Mike,

I have a strip of HDPE big enough to hold the dog house hinges if you're doing a two piece system. Cover shipping and it is yours if interested.

mikeg205
06-10-2014, 03:21 PM
Pm me on shipping cost


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mgs96ps
06-10-2014, 04:56 PM
Pm me on shipping cost


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On its way. I'll pm FedEx tracking number.