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Ok, so I am putting an aluminum deck on my boat but how do you know where to put the supports. Like I know wood goes every 16" but what about metal? any ideas and where to start. I have a large boat and the deck will be 6' by 8'. thanks for any help
 

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are your lights going above the deck or underneath? My deck the lights are underneath and i can fit 2 500w halos, side by side, with about a 3 inches gap. also are you going to cover the deck with wood or aluminum?
 

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It all depends on how strong of material you are using. Are you talking about vertical supports, or horizontal supports under the deck?
 

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The lights are going under the deck whic is going to be expanded aluminum. Not sure about the vertical vs horizontal questions it is 1 inch square tubing.
 

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just dont drop an arrow through your expanded aluminum, will be a pain to get back.lol when building to skeleton of your deck, are you going to run cross beams? how high are you going?
 

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I didn't think about the arrow going thru the deck, crap back to the drawing board. Going up three feet.
 

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The lights are going under the deck whic is going to be expanded aluminum. Not sure about the vertical vs horizontal questions it is 1 inch square tubing.
Was wondering if your talking about supports that go vertically to get the platform in the air, or the one ones that run horizontally under the platform that you stand on.
 

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The boat is 8' wide and 20' long. I do a lot of stingray shooting so the height will help with the glare during the day time hours.
 

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Mine is like an 18 inch raise and it gets really top heavy. But my boats not near as wide. You can still go expanded aluminum but maybe some screen on the bottom or some foam pads will help.
 

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Put some of those plastic/rubber garage mats down on top of it.
 
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