Solid Floors for Raft Frame
Raft frame floors protect your raft’s floor and provide a solid platform for standing and stepping in and out. Mad Cow Metal Works custom solid raft frame floors are welded aluminum pipe and diamond plate and can be made in any size to match your frame/raft dimension. Our 1/8” diamond plate provides very good traction and stability. We use 1-1/4” aluminum pipe for all of our work, nominal od is 1-5/8”.
Our solid front floors are made with a solid connection (white water bar) from the floor up and over the top of the tube and straps off to the “D” ring. This provides a much sturdier way to stabilize your floor than a strap. We consider our solid floor a must for “stand up” fishing and all-around comfort. Front floors also come with a fishing lean bar.
Our solid captain’s floors are made with a solid connection from the floor up to the frame and can be easily removed by pulling out some pins. Solid captain’s floors are attached with pipe and frame sliders, each slider is pinned to the four vertical bars for strength and the ability to easily take the floor out when not needed. Extra cutouts can be added and aluminum angle can be added for holding position of Captain’s boxes.
Our solid rear floors are held up in the rear by a strap unless an anchor system is added. With an anchor system, they are both mechanically tied together and easily removed by pulling out some pins. White water rear bars are available at additional cost.
Hinged trap doors can be added to floors for access to floor air valves, this setup requires a lot of extra work but is well worth it, especially if you have small children or dogs in your boat eliminating foot entrapment, cuts and abrasions due to large open cutouts in the floor.
We set up the bottom of our floors to be a minimum of 11/2-2” off of the raft floor which usually gives enough clearance when rolling over rocks.
Generally speaking, we need your boat in the shop to make front and rear floors due to the angles of the boat.
|Solid front floor with fishing lean bar and whitewater bar||$850|
|Solid front floor with strap (no bars)||$650|
|Solid captain’s floor||$875|
|Solid rear floor with trap door cutouts||$1150|