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Old 06-04-2012   #1
 
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Turning your polydeck into a table DIY

Has anyone had success or failure turning their polydeck into a table? I know that downriver does it for around $200. It seems like a lot for what appears to be a relatively simple thing.

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I had some failure! I ordered a set of roll a table legs from Camp Time. Attached them to the table using t-nuts... but the problem I had was that my deck was pretty narrow (~16 inches) and had cutouts for low-pro fittings so I put the t-nuts in even more narrow than 16 inches ~(1 foot). That combined with with the long length made it pretty unstable. Oh and I didn't have a drill press so the holes for the T-nuts are just a bit crooked... another problem to fix later... I may mount another set of t-nuts and try again...
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Check out Skippaa / Topside Tables, he makes some nice looking stuff
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Mine is wood, but I used the fittings that AAA Inflatables sells.
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Mine is wood, but I used the fittings that AAA Inflatables sells.
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so the kit is $87 and on the same site a roll-a-table is $90. why not just buy a roll-a-table and leave your deck on your boat so you can walk around loading and unloading??? I never understand this.
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so the kit is $87 and on the same site a roll-a-table is $90. why not just buy a roll-a-table and leave your deck on your boat so you can walk around loading and unloading??? I never understand this.
Because being creative with your gear is fun. When I had a 12ft raft I didn't have room to haul a kitchen table, I always though using hooks from a splitboard to bind my rails together would be sweet. never did it though.
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The benefit as I see it is that a polydeck table is higher, much sturdier, and works better for cooking. When I go with groups it is nice to have a few tables, tall for cooking, and short for serving. Maybe I just have $90 burning a hole in my pocket....
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The T-nut thing works ok, you just need a wider table
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so the kit is $87 and on the same site a roll-a-table is $90. why not just buy a roll-a-table and leave your deck on your boat so you can walk around loading and unloading??? I never understand this.

Because Roll tables are flimsy, and only good for serving or as a dish rack. Worthless for cooking!
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Because Roll tables are flimsy, and only good for serving or as a dish rack. Worthless for cooking!
Have you tried the rollatable? Its a lot better than regular cheaper models. Nothing like bringing a good old granite countertop however
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