I recently purchased this used raft and trailer:
The top deck is four pieces of plywood on two hinges each (hinges are in the middle) and there is a lock for each of the four sections. It is nice for getting in and out of the trailer, etc. and there is obviously a center divider for support.
I want to replace the plywood and hinges in the next week or so as we get some warm days here in Denver and was looking for some advice. The hinges bind when you open the top more than verticle, since it folds over the plywood on the other side. What kind of hinges would work best to fix this?
Second, how thick of plywood should I buy and is the pressure treated stuff from Lowe's/Home Depot sufficient? If so, what should I put on it for sealer?
The trailer is going to be kept in a garage, but the raft is pretty much going to be inflated and on top at all times except when on the water. I want something smooth enough that I could launch by myself if needed (there is a roller and winch on the trailer) but not so smooth that it would slide around while driving.
I am semi-competent with wood, so that won't be an issue. Thank you for any help!