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Old 07-23-2017   #1
 
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Maravia floor blew out



The floor, self-bailing, just turned into what looks like a lop-sided marshmallow. The issue more than anything is that we are headed to the Salmon on Tuesday so no time to fix it (if that is even possible on such an ancient rig...). My question is if we can deflate the floor somewhat so that we can get our boxes/coolers in and still have it be a functional raft on the river? One friend also suggested that I could cut out the floor as it's laced in and rig some kind of webbing floor just as long as there is no way a foot could go through it. The first option seems a bit safer but would the raft still be functional in terms of tracking, maneuvering or will it simply be slow, cumbersome, and doggy...?

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Tuesday is tomorrow.. I don't think you'd have time to create a lace floor. or even get another floor and lace it in. personally, I think i'd unlace the floor, get a couple drop bags or boxes and run it like a cat. and fix it this fall.
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just did a little more thinking, maybe for the stern for stacking gear. You could maybe cut some wood to fill that space, pad the edges with pool noodle, and hang it from the frame and the tubes (run straps around the tubes to hold it down from the bottom) and then stack gear on it. (if you have an everything bag, that would come in handy there too)
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It sounds like it was overinflated.

A friend did me that favor by blowing up the boat tight and leaving it in the sun for a while.

Run it without much air would be better than no floor. Make a plywood platform to stand on in the rowers compartment.
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when you get back let us know what you decided and how it worked for you.
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