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Old 12-20-2019, 11:15 AM
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Default Shops wonít rebond old nonskid to new core?

Iím looking to replace the floor in my Skeeter bay boat and would like keep the nonskid layer and rebond it to the new core, probably coosa. Iíve talked to a few shops about doing the work and none of them seem interested in this approach. I know it would probably be a little time consuming and that would be reflected in the price but the shops still donít seem interested. Iíve read about dozens of repair jobs using this method - whatís the problem? I guess I need to keep looking for new repair guys!
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i guess you are just venting?

you can remove the entire thing, then recore from the backside, and reinstall. somewhere there will need to be seams. if the core isnt totally rotted it also might crack the non-skid.


you cant just simply peel off the non-skid and reapply it
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There are sheets they can buy of different types non skid so when they gelcoat you press down the sheet to get the non skid in it like from the mold.
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I can easily think of reasons for not trying this. Time and Money and Results.
It would seem to be a direct route to a very unhappy customer And contractor.
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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
i guess you are just venting?

you can remove the entire thing, then recore from the backside, and reinstall. somewhere there will need to be seams. if the core isnt totally rotted it also might crack the non-skid.


you cant just simply peel off the non-skid and reapply it
Well, I’m just surprised that local fiberglass shops find this method too difficult to do while I read about people doing it all the time. I guess I’m wondering if I’m missing something! Thank you for your response, I read your posts all the time.
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https://gibcoflexmold.com/patterns/page/3/
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if only the flex mold was as easy as it would seem, but its not

and thats why shops dont want to get involved doing large jobs like that. they eat time and unless you have some real deep pockets the cost would be very high.
just the flex mold sheet is expensive as it is never mind the labor to perform it

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Originally Posted by Raybo Marine NY View Post
if only the flex mold was as easy as it would seem, but its not

and thats why shops dont want to get involved doing large jobs like that. they eat time and unless you have some real deep pockets the cost would be very high.
just the flex mold sheet is expensive as it is never mind the labor to perform it
Makes sense. I guess the jobs I read about are diy type where time is not money!
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Do Skeeter bay boats have some super secret, highly advanced form of non-skid that far outperforms all other kinds?
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I have done some work with the flex molds. VERY difficult to get a perfect result. And paying customers want perfect results. Yes, they could do it from the bottom, and reuse the existing gelcoat layer with the nonskid, I had the whole aft deck of a Tiara 2700 done this way. It was a pain to do, but came out great. However, gelcoat molded non skid can't easily be recreated for repairs. So with an ever increasing number of chips and dings in the original non skid, I wish when I had the deck redone they hadn't reused the molded nonskid and redid that too with a flat surface and traditional nonskid, which would be a breeze to repair. Roll a new coat of nonskid on it every few years and it looks like new. Maybe I'll sand out the molded in non skid and do that... You could also look at Seadek, not my thing, but some love it.
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Originally Posted by uncljohn View Post
Do Skeeter bay boats have some super secret, highly advanced form of non-skid that far outperforms all other kinds?
I like the Skeeter nonskid but probably similar to many others. I like the look of it and would like to keep the boat as stock as possible. I think I got astray reading about all the recore jobs where the nonskid layer was just removed, cleaned and rebonded to new core. Obviously, it can be done and is being done but not a cost effective method. I guess I’ll end up just following the fiberglass shop recommendation.
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Try Great white boats in ga...I called them today . I am adding a deck in my boat and wanted to match the non skid Dimond pattern. They sell 4x8 sheets for 150 you can put down with resin or adhesive. Very helpful guy ....
good luck ...
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Originally Posted by Kirby349 View Post
Try Great white boats in ga...I called them today . I am adding a deck in my boat and wanted to match the non skid Dimond pattern. They sell 4x8 sheets for 150 you can put down with resin or adhesive. Very helpful guy ....
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Thanks very much.

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