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I need to see the underside of it the legs braces and wat ever else you have under there
 

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idk if you can see that good enough or not but the legs sat flush on the boat and were braced all around the bottom
 

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Each side is 1 1/4" angle.The angle goes inside the gunwales instead of the outside.Each have one hole drilled right through the center and through the gunwales.Two 1/4" bolts with wing nuts hold the whole thing on.It's solid as if it had been welded to the boat.The front is 1 1/4" flat and it's not bolted.

 

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i put a steel deck on my 2472 seaark last year and that thing is heavier than chit, takes 4 guys to put it on, wouldnt waste the time, go aluminum
 

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Are frame weighs about 40 lbs and were just puttin ply wood over it
 

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Mike i take airboat donations. Haha but idk if a deck like that would look good on a john boat any one have and pictures of a deck like that on there jboat
 

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Catfish, the steel itself isn't that much heavier than aluminum piece for piece (1x1x16ga. vs 1.5x1.5x.125 alu). Also plywood is about the same weight as a .125 sheet of aluminum but a heck of alot cheaper. The main way you would save weight by using aluminum is by using less bracing and using the top as part of the structure. For the weight savings is it worth the extra cost? For me when I built the deck NO, but someday I would like to go all alu. anyways.
 

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Lets bump this back up... Now I wanna see some more recent ones
 
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