Pros & Cons of the floor options:
Aluminium or plywood gives a hard floor providing high stability/rigidity and are considered the better floor for fishing.
|Hard Floor Pros:||Hard Floor Cons:|
|Durable||Longer time to assemble|
|Stable||Usually less expensive than an air deck, but notice Jochym have priced boats the same no matter what floor it is supplied with. This maybe a short term option|
|Versatile||More difficult to carry and store|
Inflatable floor or 'air decks' reduces weight, they offer a harder floor than you would expect, but be aware that varying temperatures of night and day will affect the pressure and therefore stability. Being lighter the boat will be more affected by the wind. This floor is best used when the boat is needed to be carried distances and probably most useful in the 220 size.
|Air Deck Pros:||Air Deck Cons:|
|Additional buoyancy||Reduced weight means less stability and is more affected by wind|
|Saves weight and storage space||Usually more expensive, but notice Jochym have priced boats the same no matter what floor it is supplied with. This maybe a short term option|
|More portable||Can be punctured.|
|Easier and faster to assemble than a hard floor||Can't mount anything on to it, like you can on one of the hard floor options|
|Comfortable for sitting or kneeling on|
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