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Postby River-Wagon » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:03 am

Good day, I am looking for advise on flooring for my 21' Commander. Currently has the 3/4 " marine board from factory. looking to replace with something lighter, 250 lbs of flooring in it now. Leaning toward 1/8 aluminum checker plate. Which would cut my weight in half. But concerned with the noise increase??? Anyone have experience with this sort of change out?
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Re: North River Flooring.

Postby NoProplem » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:04 pm

The .125 aluminum will be very spongy unless you add a bunch of support, which will add weight and cost. Check out thermo-lite composite decking, this is what I'd use...
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Postby Prybar » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:11 am

The 1/8 aluminum is awesome. However, you will have to add quite a few stringers to the existing system to support it. Then, to keep the noise and glare down you'll need to have snap-in carpet made for it. Bringing your weight back up to nearly where it was before and costing 4-6 times as much.
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Re: North River Flooring.

Postby minijetdave » Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:11 pm

Where can you buy Thermo lite in Canada or North America?
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