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Replacing the deck on my 19 ft alum boat, OPTIONS?

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I don't want to do this every 4 years so that said is there a material that I could use that won't break down??

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37 mins ago, codfish said:

I don't want to do this every 4 years so that said is there a material that I could use that won't break down??

sarch for tin boats,there are videos how they do that.

use plastick or aluminum.

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I replace my rotted out wood floor in my 16 ft CC with azek decking.  Yes, it's heavier than wood but at the same time is super bouyant and should last 20 or 30 years.  Plus it's textured and easy to clean.  I can snap a photo later if your interested.

 

It is pricy, but if you know any deck builders you may be able to barter for scrap.

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Tin Boat Mafia thread………guy who started that just used aluminum diamond plate for a 16 footer. 

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12 hours ago, codfish said:

I don't want to do this every 4 years so that said is there a material that I could use that won't break down??

What is it that you've been using that rots out in 4 years?  Plywood?

Use a lighter plywood and glass it.  May outlast you.

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7 mins ago, makorider said:

What is it that you've been using that rots out in 4 years?  Plywood?

Use a lighter plywood and glass it.  May outlast you.

Yeah, I agree that plywood can last an awfully long time.

Heck, even unfinished plywood lasts a decade or more in the bed of an old pickup truck.

I’d stick with plywood, epoxy it up and off you go.

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I did Aluminum Diamond and Aluminum Stringers. I hope I never have to do it again. Pro's-anti slip, lightweight, easy to fasten, easy to work with.  
Cons- special tools, price of diamond plate for a 4 x 8 is over 300 for 1/8".

 

There is a used source for a 100 bucks a sheet in Fall River. 

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3 hours ago, MikeK said:

I replace my rotted out wood floor in my 16 ft CC with azek decking.  Yes, it's heavier than wood but at the same time is super bouyant and should last 20 or 30 years.  Plus it's textured and easy to clean.  I can snap a photo later if your interested.

 

It is pricy, but if you know any deck builders you may be able to barter for scrap.

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