Vinyl-ish boat flooring..

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Vinyl-ish boat flooring..

Post by The Quadfather » Thu May 31, 2018 7:56 pm

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I have a 14’ Lund Aluminum, similar to your typical Smokercraft, etc. etc.
Looking at the pics that I will upload shortly, does anyone have experience with these little cap looking pieces that hold the vinyl flooring into the boat?

I need to take out some flooring and do some investigation of things below. I am a little unclear of how to get the flooring up. These little grommet/rivet looking things must come up somehow, but there is no actual place to unscrew them that I can see.. Maybe you get a flat head driver under them and pry up??

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Post by BentRod » Thu May 31, 2018 8:28 pm

They look like pop rivets. I assume you’ll have to drill them out. Hopefully they’re something else and someone will have the solution.

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Post by The Quadfather » Thu May 31, 2018 8:55 pm

BentRod wrote:They look like pop rivets. I assume you’ll have to drill them out. Hopefully they’re something else and someone will have the solution.
Thanks for the reply.. When you talk about drilling them out, you understood though that they are just seated into this cheap soft vinyl skin that covers what is likely a plywood type of flooring, right?
There is no aluminum floor.
Just clarifying.

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Post by Sideburns » Thu May 31, 2018 9:10 pm

They are definitely pop rivets, I can see the residual stem of the rivet shaft in one of the holes in the first pic. They might go all the way through into some kind of stringer or they have a rivet washer on the back side (assembles before panels installed?)
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Re: Vinyl-ish boat flooring..

Post by Sideburns » Thu May 31, 2018 9:17 pm

these are the ones my 1600 angler lund uses in various places.

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Post by BentRod » Thu May 31, 2018 9:20 pm

The Quadfather wrote:
BentRod wrote:They look like pop rivets. I assume you’ll have to drill them out. Hopefully they’re something else and someone will have the solution.
Thanks for the reply.. When you talk about drilling them out, you understood though that they are just seated into this cheap soft vinyl skin that covers what is likely a plywood type of flooring, right?
There is no aluminum floor.
Just clarifying.
Yes, by drilling, I mean just drilling down through the rivet cap to disconnect it from the center shaft thereby releasing the vinyl flooring, but requiring a new anchor if you’re going to re-install.

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Post by The Quadfather » Thu May 31, 2018 10:26 pm

Alright, I got it. I understand.
I looked up Pop Rivets on YouTube, and got a whole demonstration.

Thanks guys. Now I can move forward with this project. [-o<

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