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heron2000
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is 5052 .063 thick enough for floor and to build a front deck on my 1436 Alumacraft jon-

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heron2000 » 51 minutes ago wrote:is 5052 .063 thick enough for floor and to build a front deck on my 1436 Alumacraft jon-
youll have to give it plenty of structural support. .063 is mighty thin- aluminum boats are made out of at least .080

give it plenty of support and it will probably work out well for you- but the amount of support that you could do away with by simply bumping up material thickness may make it worth your while.
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you gave me the info I needed - i'll look for thicker plate
thanks

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Use 1/8" (.025") with braces on 10-12" centers and you will be fine. Thinner plate ends up costing you more because of all the extra bracing you need to make it solid.
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smackdaddy53 wrote:Use 1/8" (.025") with braces on 10-12" centers and you will be fine. Thinner plate ends up costing you more because of all the extra bracing you need to make it solid.
I'm researching this as well and had a question isn't .250" 1/4" and 1/8"
.125" ? But 1/8 is the best for floor decking ? So many sizes to choose from it gets confusing fast. .063,.080

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Bigwrench wrote:
smackdaddy53 wrote:Use 1/8" (.025") with braces on 10-12" centers and you will be fine. Thinner plate ends up costing you more because of all the extra bracing you need to make it solid.
I'm researching this as well and had a question isn't .250" 1/4" and 1/8"
.125" ? But 1/8 is the best for floor decking ? So many sizes to choose from it gets confusing fast. .063,.080
.25"-1/4"
.125"- 1/8"

I seriously would go with .125", check out my build
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How about .10" thick? is there that much of a difference between .1 and .125?

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smackdaddy53 » 01 Apr 2014, 12:50 wrote:
Bigwrench wrote:
smackdaddy53 wrote:Use 1/8" (.025") with braces on 10-12" centers and you will be fine. Thinner plate ends up costing you more because of all the extra bracing you need to make it solid.
I'm researching this as well and had a question isn't .250" 1/4" and 1/8"
.125" ? But 1/8 is the best for floor decking ? So many sizes to choose from it gets confusing fast. .063,.080
.25"-1/4"
.125"- 1/8"

I seriously would go with .125", check out my build
OK thank you Ill go see if I can find your Build Thread :)

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bigredxlt » Today, 14:08 wrote:How about .10" thick? is there that much of a difference between .1 and .125?
i believe the alumacraft welded and grizzly boats are made from .100. its different from .125 but not that different- but a MILE away from .063.
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typed by ben wrote:
bigredxlt » Today, 14:08 wrote:How about .10" thick? is there that much of a difference between .1 and .125?
i believe the alumacraft welded and grizzly boats are made from .100. its different from .125 but not that different- but a MILE away from .063.
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