After recutting the pads. I cleaned the floor with alcohol. I used my heat gun to warm up the area. This really helps the adhesive re adhere.
I cut a piece of the rubber workout mat into a rectangle and made cuts at all four corners so when you fold it up it's basically a flexible box. It's good size. It follows the inside path of the front 6 scuppers. I put this in the hold so it keeps everything in place. Right now I have 5 plano boxes and other misc. gear. It will hold more.
I've got plenty of material left just in case I pull a Titanic and hit an iceberg!
I've really enjoyed doing this project. I hope you guys enjoyed it too. The floor of my PA is stronger now than originally. It's gonna be great!A little tip on welding plastic.
I prefer this method but whatever method you choose, the weld MUST
penetrate the entire thickness of the material in order to create a durable weld. You can make a weld look pretty on the surface, but if it doesn't go all the way through you can't achieve maximum strength. After you run a weld feel the underside. If it's smooth, you have not gone deep enough. You should feel some slight distortion where the plastic melted all the way through. Practice on scrap pieces (say a 5 gallon bucket) to get the feel for it. Then when you weld an area where you can't reach the backside you'll know it's good. Let your heat source do the work for you. Don't force it. Good Luck!
To everyone who said this was impossible, thanks for the challenge!