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Old 03-30-2013   #1
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Hyside Floor Lacing Question

I have a question for the group, I am lacing the floor on my '96 13' SB Hyside and I can not figure out how to lace the bow and stern sections. It makes not sense to me and the directions on the Hyside web sit don't help.

Does anyone know of a diagram or good video out there?

Thanks for the help

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Old 03-30-2013   #2
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Some of them line up a little funky in the bow and stern. The holes on the floor can throw you off. On a lot of them you dont end up using one of the corner grommets on the floor. Ill take a pic of one at the shop and put it up here. If you want, post or PM me your email and i'll send it to you.

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Old 03-31-2013   #3
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Here is how my 14 foot Hyside looks after I re-laced it. I used four lace pieces, starting each at the middle of a side and going to the middle of the other side, around the front and the back. (You will finish with the four ends at each middle). I can't say what the specific ins and outs were for each lace at the front and back to get it to be the way it looks. It did take some thinking about the pattern I wanted to achieve.

Make sure you do it with wet laces, and pull them tight as you go, especially at the front and back. The front was very important to me, to minimize the space that water can get through to splash a passenger.

It helps to have someone with you, to pull a lace end through a grommet after you start it as you keep pushing it through.

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Old 04-01-2013   #5
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Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 04-01-2013   #6
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I'm asking.

Go ahead and beat me up.

I know nothing.


Is it worth considering lacing in segments similar to post 3 above with an objective of making cutting a portion of your floor free in a pin where flow is held by the floor?
This to release most of the pressure. Cut(s) to be made on the down side, of course.
The flat tubular to be cut by a seat belt knife.


Cutting the floor free may release the raft without z-drag in position in some instances.
Get to shore, unload and replace lacing segment that was cut with spare rope.
But you wouldn't risk further floor loss on the river.

I've never seen it but have heard of the need to cut the floor lacing in some pins.
This is actually another advantage that self bailers have.

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