Reply To: Floor Boards
I am sure I looked at floorboards in my first boat in 1960something. There is not a problem in having them as far as I know. They have to be reasonably easy to remove so you can weigh the boat and to dry it out.
Generally, they are not needed because the boats are stiff enough (you don’t stand in them when they are ashore), and there have been some big men sailing them. My original boat had a 6mm hull skin and 6mm battens glued down in the cockpit area. Other wooden boats have stringers through the hull which stiffen it. I don’t know how much stiffening you can do in the cockpit before you run foul of rules that say that the hull thickness should be even throughout.
Most people would not want floorboards because they are extra unmeasured weight.