i am thinking of adding floorboards to both my eastport pram and my skerry. for the pram, one sits on the floor while sailing and the floor gets wet. for the skerry, even though you can be on a seat, your lunch and jacket on the floor get wet. i ahve some design ideas as follows , does anyone have input or comments??
1) make boards of lightweight cedar, routed to 1/2 round on sides. varnish boards. have these boards removable for cleaning or re- varnishing.
2) how do i get the boards running fore and aft to follow the floor camber ? bow to stern, there is a noticeable curve to the floor , and side to side, the same.
3) to match the floor camber do i really have to wet steam some transverse beams,(of mahogany ?) then attach the cedar floorboards to the beams? how can i get the longitudinal cedar boards to fasten in place, yet be removable?
4) i asume i'll have to drill through the floors of the boats from outside of the hull to attach the bearing beams for the floorboards. do i drill, put epoxy into the drill hole, then insert the screws? how do i keep screwheads from appearing on the bottom of the hull? contersink the screws then fill holes with more epoxy?
any and all ideas welcome, this is a winter project..