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Old 10-10-2015, 01:46 PM
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Floor panel replacement

I have a 96 prostar and the honeycomb aluminum floor panel that holds the motor box is shot! Been looking around and it seems most people replace it with wood. Although I hate that idea the options seem few. What are you guys doing to seal the wood. Fiberglass resin? Matting? Looking for a decent way to approach this. It is a high traffic, high moisture area.
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:48 PM
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show a picture - I rebuilt mine.. you can buy finished pieces here.

Honey comb floor panels
http://flatironpanelproducts.com/Fla...s/Welcome.html
http://medallionis.com/ - medallion parts boxes and gauges.
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:42 PM
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Thanks Mike,
Will check the links. Who did you use?

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show a picture - I rebuilt mine.. you can buy finished pieces here.

Honey comb floor panels
http://flatironpanelproducts.com/Fla...s/Welcome.html
http://medallionis.com/ - medallion parts boxes and gauges.
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Old 10-10-2015, 03:51 PM
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Thanks Mike,
Will check the links. Who did you use?
I fixed mine... filler with glass strand and then wrapped with 2 layers of glass and resin.
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:58 PM
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I haven't taken mine out a striped the carpet off yet. I have a feeling it's beyond repair. Been bad for a long time. Did you drill holes in the top sheet and pour resin in? Remove the top sheet somehow?


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Old 10-10-2015, 04:59 PM
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I used 3/4 plywood coated with fiberglass resin, no matting. Worked great.

I used the old one as a template and was able to reuse the carpet.
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I haven't taken mine out a striped the carpet off yet. I have a feeling it's beyond repair. Been bad for a long time. Did you drill holes in the top sheet and pour resin in? Remove the top sheet somehow?
all I did was fill in any parts that felt weak.. added a piece of sheet aluminum where the hinges go. flipped the piece around and used the piece that was by the tank to attach motor box hinges.
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Old 10-11-2015, 08:01 AM
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Do you put any fat sacs or ballast in the back? If so, just buy 3/4" plywood and coat heavy with kilz or similar sealant. When it goes bad pull it out and repeat. Should last 5 years at least. Just go light on the glue if you want to reuse the carpet.

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Old 10-11-2015, 12:47 PM
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Do you put any fat sacs or ballast in the back? If so, just buy 3/4" plywood and coat heavy with kilz or similar sealant. When it goes bad pull it out and repeat. Should last 5 years at least. Just go light on the glue if you want to reuse the carpet.

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This is what I did and going strong after a year of heavy use. Had to double up the carpet to make it flush with the rest of the floor. I will have a friend weld up a two piece floor if I decide to keep the boat for another year. Prefer to have a small panel that the motor box is permanently attached to another another that can be pulled up to service the shaft seal and rudder.
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