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Old 03-28-2011, 06:05 AM
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Does anyone know if there is a "cutaway" drawing of a McKee Craft 14 footer that would show the location (or if there even are) support stringers inside the hull? I understand (I believe) that there are no wooden stringers or braces inside the hull; but, are there other types of supports inside the hull or is the only thing inside the hull just the foam?
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:02 AM
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I'm pretty sure there is plywood under the glass for the floor, but I'm not 100% sure on that. There is aluminum backing in the floor where anything is secured from the factory.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:15 AM
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Thanks, I would to know to know if I can attach items to the floor with lag screws. I wouldn't want to use lag screws without backing or something (like plywood) they can screw into.
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I probably won't be able to answer your question but do know that the later models don't have any wood in them. I'm not sure when they started glassing backing plates. Where and what are you screwing in to the deck?
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Check your PM.

Y&R--I believe that Key McKee had a post that addressed this. I saved his posts and will have to check, but I believe he said 2001 was when they changed.

My boat is a 2001 model that was built in 2000 and has wood in the transom, aluminum backing for the rails, etc and something that is not wood under the deck. Maybe I have a "transition" boat, so to speak. There are no stringers in the hull.
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What I would like to do isto relocate one of the swivel seats further forward. I haven't removed the swivel from the current position yet and won't if I can't figure out how to remount it; but I am wondering if it is held down with lag screws or if there is a backing plate. My boat is a 1987.
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An '87 has wood under the deck, but I don't know the actual footprint of it. I'm sure someone does though. I have never had the seats out of the 2 McKees I had/have with pedestal seats so I can't help with that.

There is also wood glassed in the bottom of the tunnel cover. My 1984 14 was glassed in, but not well and it rotted out. I bought a new cover and it was built much better.
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Old 03-30-2011, 10:12 AM
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Thanks everyone for all the help. Just incase someone searches this thread in the future, the 87 and 88 (I don't know about later models) have plywood glassed in under all the flat walk-on surfaces; and the seat pedestals and console are held in with lag screws so they are easy to relocate.

Also these "Snaptoggles" may be useful for providing backing: http://www.defender.com/product.jsp?...358&id=1012406 for some applications.
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