Hi, was once a member computer crashed and I have finally found this site again. I am a retired machinist with a bad back, I used to fish from a canoe but I am looking for a platform a bit more stable. Mostly inshore fishing along the Gulf Coast and trips in the many Cypress swamps here in Pasco County, Fl. Has anyone used scrap hardwood flooring-Brazilian Mesquite 5/16 x 3 inch Bella Wood Flooring. Random lengths from 1 to 6 foot long? Would a Pirouge be a good platform?