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Old 12-18-2013   #1
 
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DIY suspended floor for rower

Wanting to get my 14' raft set up for fishing. Saw one for sale that had a home made suspended floor so the rower could stand up.
Wondering if anybody has made one that worked well.
I intend on using NRS components for fishing seats and platforms front and rear.

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Just use plywood and cams to raise it off floor. Super simple.
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Not mine but a nice example

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Not mine but a nice example
Interesting. It's floating the frame based on the torque against the footbar
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Thanks. That pic really helps. Footbar will reduce movement of floor?
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I have one very similar to the Pic above but I ran my straps to the foot bar, it eliminates a lot of sway in the floor if it doesn't fit tight to tubes/boxes/coolers. 3/4" CDX coated in epoxy with a sprinkling of sand on top for traction. Has lasted 7 years. It looks like that person used 4 straps, one for each corner. I just used 2 one-inch straps that also ran under the whole floor. They also have lasted 7 years, though they are due to be replaced as they are fraying and fairly well nuked by the sun.
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The advantages are obvious, but what are the disadvantages of having this kind of suspended floor setup?
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The advantages are obvious, but what are the disadvantages of having this kind of suspended floor setup?
Entrapment if you get your foot wedged between the edge of the floor and the raft or frame
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The advantages are obvious
Not to me... How is this any better than standing on a self bailing floor? I can see it'd be useful for rigging gear to the floor, but otherwise, I don't see it being helpful. enlighten me.
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My floor is suspended similar to the one in the picture as well. I strap rocket boxes to the right and left of my legs. The only foot entrapment I have ever experienced was in the process of loading or unloading when my foot slips into the drain holes.
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