Originally Posted by ds
Also, any feedback on which boat would have a stiffer floor, rmr (non dropstitch) vs trib floor? Thanks
Most I-Beam floors max out a 2.5 psi and contain a release valve to ensure the the psi does not exceed 2.5 psi. If pressure gets too high the floor baffles can fail.
Most drop stitch floors can run at a greater range of pressures. Some in the double digits. Drop stitch floors generally do not have pressure release valves. Because of the variable pressure ranges in drop stitch floors, one can change the characteristics of the boat. Low psi = better tracking. Higher pressure = better turning and more cargo. Historically drop stitch floors tend to pin hole fast the I-Beam.
So which ever floor you can get the most pressure in will be the stiffest. Both AIRE and RMR I-Beam will be 2.5 psi ish so really they should be very much the same. 2.5 pounds per square inch pushing back to your feet.
The NRS outlaw floor goes to 10 psi.