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    The boat reflooring thread got me wondering. Does anyone know what the weight savings is for diamond plate over the wood decks that comes in a Wooldridge? My old boat had diamond plate that I loved but my dog hated. My new boat is coming with the wood floor. I'm not overly concerned about weight unless it's a crazy number hundreds of pounds lighter. I'd hate to pull up a perfectly good floor ya know.
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    WK

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    Diamond plate will always be heavier, almost twice as mcuh as wood in most cases, but will depend on thickness needed. If your supports are much further than 14" you may want heavier that 1/8 (.125"), the bow of my riverboat has DP and I think the supports are too far apart as it has started to deflect between the supports, its barely noticeable, but I can see it, then again its not a Wooly. The DP will be nosier by some amount but should last forever. A good wood floor should last 25 years but needs something to protect it, paint, vinyl, carpet, bedliner.

    Softwood Plywood weight chart
    :
    Thickness Actual Weight
    1/4” 22 lbs
    3/8” 28.5 lbs
    1/2” 40.6 lbs
    5/8” 48 lbs
    3/4” 60.8 lbs
    1-1/8” 84.5 lbs
    Different plywood types stacked together
    In the next chart, we’re going to compare the weight of other plywood products to Softwood plywood. For the sake of simplicity, we’re only going to compare 1/2” thick plywood. Click to sort by plywood weight or percentage.
    Plywood Type: Weight per Sheet Percentage (compared to Softwood)
    Softwood Plywood 40.6 lbs 100%
    Hardwood Plywood 45 lbs 111%
    Marine Plywood 50 lbs 123%
    Particle Board 61 lbs 150%
    MDF 66.7 lbs 164%
    MDO 37.5 lbs 92%
    OSB 47 lbs 116%
    ApplePly 35 lbs 86%
    Baltic Birch 48 lbs 118%



    Aluminum diamond plate
    Stock
    Number
    Product Type Item Size & Description
    A x B x C (Inches)
    Weight
    (lbs. / ft.)
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    Select Size
    Qty Select / Price
    P4063 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .063 (1/16) thick
    Best Seller!
    1.20 Select ... 1x1 Ft.1x2 Ft.1x4 Ft.1x8 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.2x8 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.4x10 Ft.Cut to Size
    P4063-5 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .063 (1/16) thick - Wide 1.20 Select ... 5x5 Ft.5x8 Ft.5x10 Ft.
    P4080 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .080 (3/32) thick 1.28 Select ... 4 x 8 Ft.
    P4100 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .100" thickness 1.60 Select ... 4 x 8 Ft.
    P418 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .125 (1/8) thick
    Top Seller
    2.50 Select ... 1x1 Ft.1x2 Ft.1x4 Ft.1x8 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.2x8 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.4x10 Ft.Cut to Size
    P418-5W 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .125 (1/8) thick - Wide 2.50 Select ... 5x5 Ft.5x10 Ft.5x12 Ft.
    P418FTQ 3003 Aluminum
    Fire Truck Diamond Plate
    .125 (1/8) thick - FTQ 1.96 Select ... 1x4 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.5x5 Ft.1x10 Ft.5x10 Ft.
    P4316 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .188 (3/16) thick 3.00 Select ... 1x1 Ft.1x2 Ft.1x4 Ft.1x8 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.2x8 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.4x10 Ft.Cut to Size
    P414 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .250 (1/4) thick 3.80 Select ... 1x1 Ft.1x2 Ft.1x4 Ft.1x8 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.2x8 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.Cut to Size
    P414-60W 3003 Aluminum
    Polished Diamond Plate
    .250 (1/4) thick - Wide 3.80 Select ... 5x5 Ft.5x10 Ft.
    P418-6061 6061 Aluminum
    Mill Finish Diamond Plate
    .125 (1/8) thick 2.50 Select ... 1x1 Ft.1x2 Ft.1x4 Ft.1x8 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.2x8 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.Cut to Size
    P4316-6061 6061 Aluminum
    Mill Finish Diamond Plate
    .188 (3/16) thick 3.50 Select ... 1x1 Ft.1x2 Ft.1x4 Ft.1x8 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.2x8 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.Cut to Size
    P414-6061 6061 Aluminum
    Mill Finish Diamond Plate
    .250 (1/4) thick 4.00 Select ... 1x1 Ft.1x2 Ft.1x4 Ft.1x8 Ft.2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.2x8 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.Cut to Size
    P438-6061 6061 Aluminum
    Mill Finish Diamond Plate
    3/8" thick 5.50 Select ... 2x4 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.
    P412-6061 6061 Aluminum
    Mill Finish Diamond Plate
    1/2" thick 7.30 Select ... 2x2 Ft.2x4 Ft.4x4 Ft.4x8 Ft.
    P4112063 Diamond Plate Angle -
    Highly Polished
    1-1/2 in x 1-1/2 in x .063 -
    Outside Corner
    0.50 Select ... 4 Ft.8 Ft.

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    the wood floor will be like a woman they gain weight with age !! as for your dog just get a nice rubber runner to go over the metal.

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    Thanks. I'm a little surprised that the plywood weighs less. Good thing I was never a contestant on Jeopardy.

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    I like a good coated plywood quieter and warmer.

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