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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2012, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
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Your Opinion, Please

I have a 16' Big Jon Mod-V Bow, 20" Transom which has a front deck.
I want to attach the following to that front deck area:
nav. lights, docking cleat, 3 or 4 tiedown rings (to hold decoy bags), 2 rod holders, and an electric anchor mate.

Rather than drill so many holes into the alum. deck, I've made a 3/4" plywood deck that is raised on some square tubing. The wooden deck is just about even with the boat's gunnels.

Here' my question: if I put a piece of aluminum on that plywood deck, are there any advantages/disadvantages?
Here's my thinking: the alum. coering will help protect the plywood from the sun and from wetness (somewhat).
Am planning to cover the deck with a low nap indoor/outdoor carpet.
any I gaining anything by using the aluminum?
Got an old alum. road sign for free so cost is not a factor.
Also, by using this plywood deck, I will be putting only 2 holes in the orginal boat's deck (to hold the new plywood deck) which should help when the boat is resold.
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Re: Your Opinion, Please

I would think if the wood is treated right you don't need to worry about the aluminum.. I built a wooden deck for my old boat and I used deck sealant to help protect the wood. It seemed to hold up fine
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You not really gaining anything....like was said if you treat the decking it should last a while...
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Re: Your Opinion, Please

Appreciate the input.
Saves me a couple of steps.

will post some pics next week.
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