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Old 04-09-2006
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missing Zodiac Slats

I have an older (10 - 15 years old) and smaller Zodiac which came with our (new to us) boat. The cushions have one patch, but hold air just fine, however all of the slats which make the floor semi-rigid were missing. I'd like to make some as sitting in the dingy without them makes for an uncomfortable seating position, and I don't believe the floor was designed to be used this way (OK, I may have to lose a couple of pounds ). The problem is that I have no idea what the originals were made of, or what they look like. I checked the Zodiac web site, but they don't show photos of the slats.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? As to thinkness, material and such?

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Rick in Florida
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On my old Z, they were mahog, 1/4" thick, eased on all edges. I would think about synthetic. I believe you can order the slats thru West Marine and the like. I have ordered other floor parts in the past. Larry
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Starboard

I assume 1/4" Starboard would work. Easy to cut to size and just round it over with a hand-router and a 1/8" roundover bit.

No guarantees but if I would be in your shoesm that's waht I'd try.
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