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    Default Sea Ark, pulled the floor boards (pics)

    Pulled the floor boards.
    Found mud, sand, 2X4s ( ?? ) , lots of small pieces of aluminum welding wire
    and a few cracked welds on 3 ribs in the aft 1/3 .

    Lots cleaner now, need to get some welds repaired.
    Pulling wasn't as difficult as I thought.
    It was tack welded on the far aft & forward ends at the seam.
    Had 2 stripped off screw heads.

    Most of channels were blocked or semi blocked for water to drain thru fast.
    Vacuumed & hosed it out.

    Plan to get the welds repaired sometime this winter.

    When I do it again, I'll do it outside & pressure wash it.
    Over filled the 5 gallon bucket several times . Ended up with a cleaner shop floor also, when all said & done
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    One more clean pic.
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    Now the boat will go faster, a lot lighter.

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    You've done what I'm dreading to do. What size is yours and how old is it? If you mind me asking that is.

    Mine is a 2006 24' and I'm pretty sure I could find 50lbs of sand for sure...
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    look up akmud on here, he has a welding shop at his place and can fix you right up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tzieli22 View Post
    you've done what i'm dreading to do. What size is yours and how old is it? If you mind me asking that is.

    Mine is a 2006 24' and i'm pretty sure i could find 50lbs of sand for sure...
    a 2008 , 2072

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    look up akmud on here, he has a welding shop at his place and can fix you right up.
    Thanks.
    Will do.
    Need to get some estimates.

    Was surprised to see the cracks.
    But bought used & no history of the hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob B View Post
    Can't go wrong with Rob (AKMUD).
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    I pulled up the floor boards in my jon boat and never put them back in. That way I always know what is there regarding water, dirt, dead fish, etc. Also, no heavy waterlogged panels to deal with.
    If I was to replace the floor boards, I would make ones that pull off in a jiffy.

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    Yeah...been thinking about this too. I bought a 2003 Seaark 2072 with rear windshield this year. Kinda wondering what's underneath the floor....From looking at it, taking the floor out will require taking the windshield out as well....a little more work.

    Thanks for sharing!

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