Thanks for the link Capt.
The owner is always looking to save a $, and this is an example of where it will likely cost them in the long run...
It's a West Marine , hard bottom, that replaces a 2002 West Marine. In the 10 year period, the same model has been made as cheaply as possible. With the 2002, the floor integrated with the stern solidly with upright gussets, the new model, not the case. More Plastic, less aluminum.
Oh yeah, material, it's PVC. With a big ol' MADE IN CHINA tag.
Stick on letters it is boys... Guess there's no reason to try an put lipstick on this mule!!