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Old 05-04-2020, 05:22 PM
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Last year I finished most of my boat. I had my nonskid done twice and to be honest, Iíve never been 100% happy with it. Iím considering doing sea deck or something similar. I donít fish, so this is more for comfort and looks. Iím in Miami. If anyone has any recommendations I would appreciate it.

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Great way to ruin your boat
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Great way to ruin your boat
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If you dont use your boat or want to replace every 2 years go for it. Pita to clean and eventually pulls up...dont care how you prep it.
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It's been on my boat for 2 years in the Tampa Bay sun. Still looks good as new. I clean it with a the light nozzle on a pressure washer after each trip. Gets all of the blood/dirt/whatever else might be on there. Definitely more comfortable than the nonskid. People either love it or hate it. I personally am on the side of love it.
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Iíve had it for 3 years and itís been through hell and still looks like new
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There's alot of misconceptions out there. I have commented on it at length just search my name. If you have any questions you can call me I'll give you straight answers. 5739793691
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Have you looked into Aquatraction? We will digitally measure your boat verses a pre-made kit that doesn't always fit correctly. Pieces are cut and machined with a CNC machine and then installed on your boat by one of our dealers depending on location. Material is far superior to SeaDek including fit and finish, adhesion, uv stabilization and ease of cleaning.

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Originally Posted by craigri View Post
Have you looked into Aquatraction? We will digitally measure your boat verses a pre-made kit that doesn't always fit correctly. Pieces are cut and machined with a CNC machine and then installed on your boat by one of our dealers depending on location. Material is far superior to SeaDek including fit and finish, adhesion, uv stabilization and ease of cleaning.

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Please further explain how Aquatraction is FAR superior to Seadek including fit and finish.
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Great way to ruin your boat
This. Don't do it.
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They all look great until they don’t look great. Then you have a mess.
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When this stuff first came out I wasn't impressed! I only had a helm pad but it stained, faded, and looked liken crap after a few years. However, i loved the way it felt so I replaced it. The new pad (from the same manufacturer) was made out of a newer material. What a difference!!! Three year of that new material and it still looked new!! I guess what Im saying is do your research, I dont know that much about the different materials, but they're definitely not all created equally.
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Originally Posted by IPA1 View Post
Great way to ruin your boat
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This. Don't do it.
I'll be the third.
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You sound like a good candidate for SeaDek - you don't care for the condition of your nonskid currently and you don't fish. I would do it. I have it and fish hard. I'm generally happy I have it in my boat.
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I’ve had mine for 3+ years, my boat is primarily used for fishing, and then cruising, love it and would do it again, great on the feet all day fishing, diving, etc.

Lesson’s learned: I went light gray, It shows dirt and grime pretty easily, I’d go darker, and faux teak. Use a stiff brush to clean it. It’s easier to spray the blood off right away vs. let it set, but I’ve yet to have a stain I can’t get out.
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I have it on my Intrepid and love it. Been a little over a year and it still looks new. Friends have white SeaDek that is several years old and still shines white. I put Woody wax on mine. Blood, grease, dirt all wash off with soap. It's super easy to clean up. I expect to get 5-7 years out of it before replacing. Feels great, kids love it, no slipping, looks a lot better than a worn deck....

Maybe it will be a pain for the installers to pull up in 6 years... in the meantime I would highly recommend it.
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Have it on my 32' Seahunter and I love it. It has seen plenty of blood and use and cleans very easily and looks brand new still. Also looks way better than the nonskid.
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Originally Posted by craigri View Post
Have you looked into Aquatraction? We will digitally measure your boat verses a pre-made kit that doesn't always fit correctly. Pieces are cut and machined with a CNC machine and then installed on your boat by one of our dealers depending on location. Material is far superior to SeaDek including fit and finish, adhesion, uv stabilization and ease of cleaning.

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you do realize sea deck does the digital scan then cnc cut/router to fit correct? so the only difference would be the difference in the actual product itself!
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There's alot of misconceptions out there. I have commented on it at length just search my name. If you have any questions you can call me I'll give you straight answers. 5739793691
this! you need to talk to a seadeck dealer that knows what they are doing and what the best color options are in order to acheive maximum life and perfromance out of the product!
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I sea decked my entire flats boat and within the 3yr warranty, it started peeling up. The installing company warrantied it out but I certainly did not expect it to start peeling up like it did so soon. My friend sea decked his 35 cc and almost 80% of his floor is peeling up. I think the product is nice, looks good and feels good on the feet but the adhesive used is not up to par for longevity. IMHO, I would not install sea deck again b\just because of two adhesion issues and not to mention, it is not a cheap product.

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