My wife has very weak ankles and they cause her a lot of pain. She likes to fish as much as any one but the floor ribs in our jon boat make it almost impossible for her to get around. I have purchased several pieces of very thin aluminum plate and plan on using builders insulating foam and a 1/8" piece of light weight rubber between the ribs to support the aluminum pieces. Will pop rivit the aluminum to the top of the ribs. I will then carpet the aluminum floor with marine carpet. Has anyone tried anything like this before? If so how did it work out?