The reliable PVC boat pedestals from Kolibri in the USA

You can be sure that when you are steering your ship into unknown waters, an air deck floor for inflatable boat is a reliable deck and your support.

Any boat must be reliable in terms of strength and stability of its hull. This is especially true of inflatable boats, which are essentially soft, but the inflated tubes and keel, as well as the stationary transom (if provided by the boat’s design), make the hull of a light inflatable motor boats rigid and stable at speed.

There is a meaning that an integral part of the boat’s hull, which makes it monolithic, is the boat deck flooring, it is, so to speak, the final link and the keystone of all the component parts.

Some, but mostly row kolibri boats do not have a bottom deck in the basic configuration, where it is not critical, for example, for quiet fishing and short oar crossings. But even these models have their own decks for boats, which can be purchased additionally. With a hard floor, even in the parking lot, it is easier for a person to stand or change his position inside the cockpit.

What are the different types of floorboards for boats

The boat deck flooring come in different types and sizes – it depends on the model of the inflatable boats and catamarans. Boat decks are made of moisture-resistant plywood, aluminum or PVC fabric.

A slinky mat

This slinky mat is made of strips of moisture-resistant plywood with a thickness of 9 mm and has an anti-slip coating. Pockets for it are made of PVC fabric and welded on high-frequency welding equipment. These sets prevent chafing on the sides of the boat. There is also a separate triangular bow part of such a boat deck.

Book slate

Book slate flooring is made for kolibri row and motor boats. It is located along the entire length of the boat and consists of three to five sections of 9 mm moisture-resistant plywood glued together with PVC tapes.

Plywood float with stringers

There is an above mentioned boat deck flooring which is installed on the “Profi” and “SL” series of kolibri boats, made of 12 mm moisture-resistant plywood. The aluminum stringers of this boat deck make the deck of the inflatable boat rigid and strong. The aluminum profile protects the ends of the plywood flooring around the perimeter.

Aluminum float with stringers

It is usually installed on a motorized keel inflatable boats kolibri of “Profi”, “SL” and “XL” series. Boat deck flooring is strong and does not corrode. Made of 12.6 mm thick anodized aluminum with a non-slip surface, its porous structure increases rigidity and reduces its weight.

AirDeck High Pressure Inflatable AirDeck Pedestal

Air-deck (air-deck) – high-pressure (0.6-1.0 Bar) inflatable bottom decking, 80-100 mm thick. Inflatable deck for inflatable boat consists of two layers of PVC fabric connected by thousands of threads forming a honeycomb structure.

You can be sure that the weight of this deck is twice as light as traditional wooden decks, they are compact, assembled in boating accessories as a small bag, inflated with a high-pressure pump. There are two types of such boat decking for inflatable boat with motor of rowing and motor types.

How to choose a boat flooring

Usually you make a choice of flooring depending on the model of the boat. In kolibri range you can find different types of suitable floorings. You have a right to choose, but be sure that all types of kolibri floorings are of high quality, tested by time and have a manufacturer’s warranty.

In any case you can be sure, waves of unexpected challenges can be overcome only on a reliable deck.

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