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My big ass raft and other boats and other stuff trailer's floor is made of what I believe to be grain bin flooring; perforated metal that's far too abrasive to put boats on. What are some good options for covering it that will protect boats and gear and allow them to slide? I've considered simply zip tying Polymax or corrugated sign board sheets to the existing floor. Other thoughts?
 

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Sign board sounds heavy, and polymax sounds pricey. What about painted 1/4inch plywood sheets bolted down with those rounded smooth button top bolts?

I guess it depends on conditions your trailer will see too. Is it kept covered, in garage, or out in elements? Plywood's obviously gonna go to shit if it's in the elements.

What about sheets of tin or some other thin rust proof metal?
 

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Galvanized sheet metal would probably work well, it's likely to get hot in the sin thought and is probably too shiny till it gets broken in.
 

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Best raft deck I've found is CDX plywood covered with bituthane, covered by artificial turf. The turf slides nice and keeps any gravel from wearing on the boat. The bituthane protects the ply and you can store outside for many years with no damage
 

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Good thoughts everyone, thanks. I should clarify. The raft sits on bunks above the deck. It's high enough that I can fit other boats and stuff (canoes, GF's 9' raft, kayaks, coolers, etc.) underneath. Just need to lay something over the deck to keep them from being cut up. That composite lattice sheeting would probably work great.
 
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