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Old 08-28-2019, 06:05 PM   #1
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Default Drift Boat Floor 'Rubber Mats"???

Ifishers, looking for some options on adding alternative floors to my new to me DB. Its a 2006 clackacraft 16'. Wanting to add some sort of rubber or foam mat to the floor to help protect floor, add traction. Just curious what you guys would think would be best option. They are listed cheapest to most expensive . The first one starts at 20, 75 and 150 dollars.

i really like the chef mats but would had over 75 pounds of weight to the boat... found them for 50% off and kinda leaning that way. Just concerned with the weight aspect.

Appreciate some insight. Thanks Eddy.



Currently looking at

Cheap foam diamond plate don't weigh a thing. and cheap.
24x24x 1/2

https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...NsaWNrPXRydWU=

or

Rubber chef floor mats. 36"x36" x 5/8 16 lbs a piece.
https://www.amazon.com/Rubber-Cal-03.../dp/B01J1K9EHY

Or

Turtle tile mats. We use them in our fire engines at work inside the compartments.
12x12x5/8 1.6 pounds a piece.

https://www.thefirestore.com/store/p...BoCHlMQAvD_BwE

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Old 08-28-2019, 07:36 PM   #2
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Might want to check out some truck bed rubber mats.
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Old 08-28-2019, 07:47 PM   #3
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I've used Dri-dek in my last two boats and will use it in my new boat, as well.
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I have a small open deck boat and tried the foam diamond plate stuff. It wouldn’t stay put in the wind and I had to cut holes in it to allow me to strap down deck fuel tanks. I switched to the fatigue mats (chefs mats) and it works well. It is heavier then I would like but cushions the deck, provides sure footing and drains well. The holes provide plenty of access to strap down loads.
I laced the 3’ x 3’ panels together with 1/8” nylon cord and cut to fit.
If your deck is flat and not too exposed there are some nice plastic tiles that are light and snap together. No experience with them but look like a good product in the right location.
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I have a small open deck boat and tried the foam diamond plate stuff. It wouldn’t stay put in the wind and I had to cut holes in it to allow me to strap down deck fuel tanks. I switched to the fatigue mats (chefs mats) and it works well. It is heavier then I would like but cushions the deck, provides sure footing and drains well. The holes provide plenty of access to strap down loads.
I laced the 3’ x 3’ panels together with 1/8” nylon cord and cut to fit.
If your deck is flat and not too exposed there are some nice plastic tiles that are light and snap together. No experience with them but look like a good product in the right location.
any chance you have some pictures?
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