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Old 08-11-2016   #1
 
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Anyone have photos of HDPE or POLYMAX rigging of floors?

I'm going to install floors on my Minimax and looking for ideas of how others have done it. Narrowed it down to HDPE or POLYMAX for the floor material for low maintenance.

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Anyone have photos of HDPE or POLYMAX rigging of floors?

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I'm not familiar with the Polymax but be careful with the HDPE in cold water. My friend had it on his boat and it worked fine for several trips. When we did the Alsek it snapped in half. It seemed like the prolonged exposer to ice water made it brittle?
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Hope gets real soft in the heat also. I would recommend another route. Plywood is a good low maintenance and inexpensive way to go.


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I'm real impressed with the paper coated plywood MDO or also referred to as signboard.

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I'm not familiar with the Polymax but be careful with the HDPE in cold water. My friend had it on his boat and it worked fine for several trips. When we did the Alsek it snapped in half. It seemed like the prolonged exposer to ice water made it brittle?
Might have to reconsider HDPE. How long was the span and did he support it in the middle?
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I honestly don't remember how big the span was. I think it was about a 3'x3' piece supported all the way around the perimeter and with 1 bar down the middle. He had used it on both the Salt river and the Grand Canyon with no issues. It came as a complete surprise when it broke. It was on a Cataraft so we ended up temping it back together with cam straps to get him thru the trip.
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What kind of span are you looking at? We use polysaccharides for raft tube decking and rear gear Bay on our cats. It has a fair amount of flex, and it depends on what you expect out of it.
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Roughly a 24X24 inch platforms for standing and casting
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What kind of span are you looking at? We use polysaccharides for raft tube decking and rear gear Bay on our cats.
Wtf kind of autocorrect typo is this, LOL!

2x2 will have a good amount of flex, depending on your weight. I am not a Fisher but would expect you might want a more stable platform. Can you add some cross bracing under it?
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