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#3236753 - 05/01/13 09:27 PM Wood for boat floor.
chrmayo
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What kind of wood do you guys use putting a floor in a Jon boat? What do you do to it to keep from rotting.
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#3236770 - 05/01/13 09:50 PM Re: Wood for boat floor. [Re: chrmayo]
monsterbuck07
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Marine grade 3/4 inch
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#3236794 - 05/01/13 10:10 PM Re: Wood for boat floor. [Re: monsterbuck07]
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http://www.tinboats.net has all the info you want and then some. It's a forum board like this one.

I used marine... I've always heard do not use treated lumber where it will come in contact with aluminum... Something about a chemical reaction between the two. I've never tried it but I've seen the pics of what they say happens... Not good.
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#3236898 - 05/02/13 07:03 AM Re: Wood for boat floor. [Re: SilverFox]
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1/8" aluminum if you can spend the coin..
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#3236964 - 05/02/13 08:43 AM Re: Wood for boat floor. [Re: BDS05]
Bayou Buck
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 Originally Posted By: BDS05
1/8" aluminum if you can spend the coin..


This is what I was going to recommend also.

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#3242222 - 05/08/13 01:56 PM Re: Wood for boat floor. [Re: monsterbuck07]
fairchaser
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 Originally Posted By: monsterbuck07
Marine grade 3/4 inch


I just bought some from Interstate plywood in Memphis for $80.sheet. But I used 1/2 treated covered in outdoor carpet on a jonboat that lasted 20 years withhout rotting. FYI
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