Hello all , I have been reading about / looking at pictures / youtube videos on deck/boat modifications. I have a 1960's Sea King 14 foot. I'm not sure if this classifies as a semi v or v boat . I have included pictures of what i'm working with. What I would like to do is extend the front bench seat all the way to the bow of the boat for a casting deck. I'm torn on what to do , if I should leave the existing seat , and just build a framework right next too , and on the same level as the existing bench seat all the way to the bow , or if i should take out the existing seat top ( 3/4 plywood) and put a new solid 1 piece of wood to make both the seat+deck and add /frame the support on the bottom. The second part I would love to put in a small floor to keep from walking on / in between the ribs of the boat , and carpet it. I've looked at several framing jobs and i'm not sure what to do. If possible I dont' want to screw any holes into the boat itself, I would like to just frame out the floor and set it inside. To do this i'm not certain if I should lay wooden 2x2's across the width of the boat that are held up slightly above the ribs? Or if i can lay the pieces right on top of the ribs with no problem. I'm also considering removing the middle bench seat and making the floor extend the entire width/length between the stern bench seat and the front/bow bench seat. Any tips on framing or anyone with experience on a similar boat would be helpful.