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Old 06-10-2014, 08:58 AM
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94 Maristar Floor Panel

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.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:19 AM
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Nice work! Love it. I know that new panel of yours put mine to shame. What is the weight compared to original?
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:33 AM
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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.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:35 AM
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do you have a link to the company - ?

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:40 AM
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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.
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:42 AM
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never mind I found them - good find..

http://flatironpanelproducts.com/Fla...s/Welcome.html
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:46 AM
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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.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:20 AM
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May I ask what the charge was?
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Old 06-10-2014, 12:28 PM
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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.
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Looks like will going the epoxied marine board route


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