Urethane Coat Maravia Floor?
I am in the market for a new 16’ boat to truck my family of 5 down the river, and to run big water. Among the finalists are a Maravia Typhoon and a Mistral. As I understand it, the floors of new Maravias are 40 oz. PVC and come standard with urethane-taped seams, but no urethane coating like the rest of the boat. I spoke with Maravia and the floor can be urethane-coated for something like $300. The floor coat is 2 layers, as compared to the 5 layers of urethane that are sprayed on the 18 oz. PVC used for the tubes.
Maravia owners, do you have any recommendations here? Do the uncoated floors have reasonably good durability, so that I should not worry about urethane coating until 10+ years down the road, when the floor might need some reconditioning anyway? I assume that coating would make the boat significantly harder to roll (fold), but I would store at least partially inflated so no concerns there.
For now the boat will be used mainly for desert southwest rivers, although when the kids get older (now 8, 3, and 3) we will expand horizons to Oregon and Idaho.