Drop Floor Question - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 06-18-2016   #1
 
SEATTLE, Washington
Paddling Since: 1988
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 3
Drop Floor Question

So I've cut out a piece of 3/4" SkidGuard to fit into my 23"x45" rowers bay. I'm about the cut the suspension slots and the slots for strapping down some rocket boxes.

What's the best way to cut the slots to suspend the floor?

Can I simply run a short cam strap from frame tube down thru a 1"x2" slot cut 2.5" from the edge and back up again? Or is it better to run a long strap down thru the slot and all the way under the floor to the other side?

WadeCo is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2016   #2
 
Sunscreen's Avatar
 
Farmington, New Mexico
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 14
I did something similar using 1/2" thick HDPE. I drilled pilot holes and then used a Dremel tool with a roto cutting bit to cut slots. I then fed the straps through the slots and across the bottom, around the frame cross bars and then back along the same path to hook into the cam buckles.


The police never find it as funny as you do
Sunscreen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016   #3
 
sledhooligan's Avatar
 
Craigamerica, -
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 140
I use a 1 1/2 hole saw then router the edges. I run the strapes under the floor so its suspended by the strapes. I like this wah since it spreads the load out instead of point loading the cut outs. 9
__________________
No one cares that you are a river guide
sledhooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 06-18-2016   #4
 
SEATTLE, Washington
Paddling Since: 1988
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 3
I ended up using a 3/4" paddle bit and drilled two holes side by side and then used a jig saw to connect then. Finished the edges with a router and sand paper.

I like the idea of the straps running under the floor also.

Do you think two suspension straps is enough or should I add one more pair of slots in the center?

I'm figuring on using the wide slots for the ammo cans.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20160618_120620.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	984.0 KB
ID:	11774  
WadeCo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016   #5
 
sledhooligan's Avatar
 
Craigamerica, -
Join Date: Mar 2009
Posts: 140
My floor goes under two bays. It holds my cooler and my rowing bay. I ran 3 strPs under my floor then attached 1.5 welded rings to the straps. Then its attached to the cross bars with 9 3" strapes. Think there might be pics of the floor in the raft porn s
Thread showing my 18 ft rogue.
__________________
No one cares that you are a river guide
sledhooligan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016   #6
 
Park City, Utah
Paddling Since: 1998
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 105
I use loop straps and run them underneath the whole length


Sent from my iPhone using Mountain Buzz
tczues is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2016   #7
Plunk your magic twanger!
 
Gremlin's Avatar
 
New Castle, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1999
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,140
I run two straps under my Polymax floor and dance on it all day. The ends are laced to the frame.


Sent from this thingy using Mountain Buzz
Gremlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016   #8
 
Black Rock Coolers's Avatar
 
Belfair, Washington
Paddling Since: 93
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 33
I use a hole saw, and just run my straps down and back up. I also run straps from the floor lacing back up to hold it "down" and stiffen the raft floor
Black Rock Coolers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016   #9
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 147
While on the topic of floors...

I am having an aluminum floor built. I have, to this point had my cooler sitting directly on the raft floor. Can you guys see any drawbacks to having the floor one piece soild hanging from the frame and encompassing all bays?

Thoughts please.

Parker
PARKER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2016   #10
Misspellingintothefuture!
 
mattman's Avatar
 
Fraser, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1,429
I've run mine the length of a sheet of plywood for about last 8 years, and it's worked well.
__________________
" what the heck is that clunking sound in the washing machine? And where the hell is my phone?"
mattman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cataraft drop floor depth question please Yukon77 Whitewater Rafting 8 02-01-2013 12:46 PM
retrofitting drop stitch floor to bucket boat rafterman Kayaking | Gear Talk 5 07-05-2011 03:06 PM
Drop bag VS. Cargo floor for cat. crossfox21 Kayaking | Gear Talk 16 05-01-2011 11:22 PM
Drop floor or bag? Stiff N' Wett Kayaking | Gear Talk 9 03-29-2010 08:02 AM
Drop floor dimensions/rigging Droboat Kayaking | Gear Talk 9 01-25-2009 07:01 PM

» Classified Ads
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.