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Old 01-11-2009, 11:09   #1
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Are Your Floorboards Secured? If So, How?

Ok, I'm not sure if it's actually called floorboards in english, but I hope you know what I mean. Feel free to enlighten me on the correct terminology I just want to know i they are secured and how. Mos I've seen have not been and would go flying if the boat was knocked down. Apart from the hazard of flying boards, it would be quite difficult walking around afterwards.

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Old 01-11-2009, 11:35   #2
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My cabin sole is secured by screws into the frames and stringers.
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My floorboards are secured in place by gravity. If my floorboards ever come out, I will definitely need a new boat.
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Mine are all secured with Perko latches. It was an expensive option on the boat. Pyi sells a device to secure floor boards - http://netbnr.net/loc.html?http://py...Dmain%26sn%3D1 . Not cheap either.
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On VALIS, we have floorboard latches that look something like this:

Turning Lock Lift Handle
(ours are stainless, or perhaps chromed bronze -- silver in color)
At the opposite end of the floorboard there are two pins that fit into holes in the surrounding frame.
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Ours are secured by screws, except the ones running down the center. They are secured by gravity too. We have storage underneath them. Not a multihull though.

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The floor plates on Espina are loose, held in by gravity only. Given that the ballast underneath is also loose, this is not the best thing to contemplate in nasty weather. I intend to do the same thing to them as was done on Sabre Dance. Her floor plates are all solidly attached with 1/4-20 countersunk machine screws into 1/4 steel tabs welded to the frames. The center row are free but the screws and driver are handy in a drawer in the dinette table and can be secured in about 10 minutes.


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My cabin sole is held down by gravity.
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Yes, the proper term is cabin sole or sole. Usually a Perko or ABI fastener on one end and a plate that slips under or into the floors on the other. Rather a good thing to have but I don't know anyone who ever has turned over far enough for it to be an issue.
Floors are the beams that run athwartships under the cabin sole into which the keel is throughbolted.
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My floorboards are predrilled and countersunk so I can screw them down if I expect heavy weather--it takes about 10 minutes, and is a lot cheaper than the locking latches. It would take a forecast of sustained winds above about 45 knots to make me get out the screws.
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Mine are not; it's something I've been meaning to fix before we head out for our big trip. Coastal stuff I really couldn't care less (famous last words).
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We don't really sail in rough areas where a knockdown is on the cards so we don't need special clips etc. If we hit some bad weather we could just gaffer tape the boards down till the ned of the storm.

We would tend to hove to earlier, set a parachute anchor earlier and generally be in 'wind up the bum' areas.
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I've been knocked completely over with the sticks and sails in the water and haven't had a floorboard come loose. Everything else not secured in the cabin ended up on the sole but the access boards never moved.
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We went the PYI route. Threaded right into the sole stringers.

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We went the PYI route. Threaded right into the sole stringers.

Thanks for that one. Exactly what I need and at a reasonable price! Now... Will they ship to Sweden..?

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