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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 23 Apr 2020 01:16 #103981

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Thanks much and all pictures are much appreciated. I will check back.

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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 19 Apr 2020 13:59 #103842

Original floors were plywood painted gray. I think they were 3/8" thick but they might have been 1/2" thick. They were held in place with clips that I posted pictures of a while back.


Neat little clips:)
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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 19 Apr 2020 13:53 #103841

I have the original plywood floors in my '59 VII, but am replacing them with mahogany strips. I can take a pic of the plywood if you want


I really like those mahogany strips. How do you plan on finishing the strips? Sealing and/or staining? Or both?
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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 18 Apr 2020 12:06 #103800

Pete,
Here is a pic of the bowlight I mentioned. I couldn't attach a photo on a PM. Message me for details if you are interested.

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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 15 Apr 2020 02:12 #103743

Original floors were plywood painted gray. I think they were 3/8" thick but they might have been 1/2" thick. They were held in place with clips that I posted pictures of a while back.
John

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1957 AlumaCraft 14 Ft. FD

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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 15 Apr 2020 00:00 #103738

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I would love to have photos of the original flooring. Can you also include the material thickness. Do you have any idea what color the original floors were?
Thanks much for all your help. Hopefully one day I can return the favor and help others out here.

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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 14 Apr 2020 23:23 #103736

I have the original plywood floors in my '59 VII, but am replacing them with mahogany strips. I can take a pic of the plywood if you want


I like the look of strips. I have seen a few Feather Crafts with strips of wood and all give a nice look.
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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 14 Apr 2020 16:07 #103727

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Pete, the pattern is attached in this post. To print it at 100% you'll need some 8.5" x 14" paper.

I have one all made up that's surplus to my requirements. Just like the pattern, but with a top riveted on. I opted not to use this since it cants the controls a bit too far inward on my '54. This design is really meant for the later boats, like yours, with the wider gunwales that needed the extra clearance.


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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 14 Apr 2020 15:45 #103724

I would like to see photos of the floors, what thickness is the original plywood?
Can you post photos of the attachment pieces?
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1958 Vagabond - Control Plate and Floorboards 14 Apr 2020 06:57 #103721

I have the original plywood floors in my '59 VII, but am replacing them with mahogany strips. I can take a pic of the plywood if you want

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