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Old 09-29-2020, 12:42 PM
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Was looking for feedback on the Seadek product fror installation in the pit of a fishing boat. I have a 30ft Rampage and was considering installing Seadek on the deck and gunnel in the Pit in the back of the boat.

Has anyone done this? Does it hold up? Did you have a professional installer? Was it over Non-Skid? Etc.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

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Do a search on this....there are a lot of topics.
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Its been done alot. Longevity will depend on how you treat it.
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It's a personal taste thing. I installed my own. I like the feel, especially compared to the non-skid it went over. I wish I hadn't chosen the "light gray" though because it tends to show dirt. I'm not the world's biggest fan of cleaning, ftr. I can spend days working on mechanics or even electrics, but put a wash brush in my hand and all of a sudden I have somewhere else to be.
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I have had seadek on several boats,

PROS: softer on the feet than non skid, I thought it easier to clean than non skid, better look than non skid

CONS; Once it goes down you are stuck with it, you can replace it, but you are never getting the residue up if you want to go back bare non skid, UV rays eat at the adhesive, if your area is covered no big deal,.... if its not, count on replacing panels every five years or so. Watch out for dark, or even neutral colors, (blue) its gets hotter than white non skid.

I had it on my older 24 foot center console. I do not have it on my 27 foot center console, I do have it on my 17 foot Mako because it stays covered.
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Does blood stain it?
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Consider Plasdeck before ordering Seadeck. Just did ours and it rocks.
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I have fished hard for a couple hundred hours on my sea deck since install earlier this year. After getting bait it takes a little brushing to clean it up to my standards(con) but it cleans pretty easily. I haven't found anything that stains it where a little soft scrub and a stiff brush won't remove it easily without a lot of labor(pro). My old beat up back loves it compared to the hard non skid after standing on it all day. My boat is stored in the shade all the time unless I am fishing, and if yours will be out in the weather the life of the product will likely be lessened.
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I went with safefloor. They finally opened up a Florida location in ruskin. This stuff is hands down the most durable marine flooring on the market. The lifetime warranty in itself sold me.
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I have Seadek as helm pads on my boat (there are two since I have a raised step as well). They get a ton of use from my dirty fishing shoes.

I clean them pretty often, but admittedly, sometimes there's a couple days after fishing that I don't.

They have stains on them that MIGHT come out if I tried hard enough and put strong enough chemicals on. I don't need more things to think about or do when it comes to boat upkeep, so I don't bother.

If my whole boat was covered in Seadek, I would first assume that it will get stained and dirty and I just won't care too much about it. My boat gets used a lot for offshore so we're talking fish guts and scales galore. It's not a babe hauler.
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I'll answer a couple questions. Blood will NOT stain it as long as you don't mind bleaching it.

It's not a forever product but thats good and bad.
It will come up and you can get all the glue off but it will NOT look brand new. It tends to stain in some places on some boats under the material. Over time the sun my bleach it out or an acid based deck cleaner mite get you looking good.
As for plasdek and similar synthetic teak products those are pretty well down forever. The only way I have gotten it up is pounding pry bar under it and ends up with lots of damage. That material does get pretty damn hot as well. It is very durable but you lose the softness which is what people always like about seadek.

Its a give and take and you have to figure out how you will treat it and if its worth it.
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Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
I'll answer a couple questions. Blood will NOT stain it as long as you don't mind bleaching it.

It's not a forever product but thats good and bad.
It will come up and you can get all the glue off but it will NOT look brand new. It tends to stain in some places on some boats under the material. Over time the sun my bleach it out or an acid based deck cleaner mite get you looking good.
As for plasdek and similar synthetic teak products those are pretty well down forever. The only way I have gotten it up is pounding pry bar under it and ends up with lots of damage. That material does get pretty damn hot as well. It is very durable but you lose the softness which is what people always like about seadek.

Its a give and take and you have to figure out how you will treat it and if its worth it.
Put Plasdeck on the deck, and 20mm Seadeck where you stand, works great, and you guys are the best:





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Originally Posted by Flying_Norseman View Post
Put Plasdeck on the deck, and 20mm Seadeck where you stand, works great, and you guys are the best:




It does look good and I'm not knocking the product but if you have to pull that up for any reason you will think about me.
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Originally Posted by Castawaychris View Post
It does look good and I'm not knocking the product but if you have to pull that up for any reason you will think about me.
Or you’ll be hating me while you pull it up. I ain’t pulling it up..... In fact it looks/feels/works so good I might have Carson do the top of the gunwhale and the deck too. Lance already digitized it, so it should be an easy job. I’ll get some better pictures and send it to you guys, hopefully you’ll be using it for your marketing. The Plasdeck is fantastic.
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Originally Posted by Flying_Norseman View Post
Or you’ll be hating me while you pull it up. I ain’t pulling it up..... In fact it looks/feels/works so good I might have Carson do the top of the gunwhale and the deck too. Lance already digitized it, so it should be an easy job. I’ll get some better pictures and send it to you guys, hopefully you’ll be using it for your marketing. The Plasdeck is fantastic.
Yes we will be hating you until the check clears. I hope all comes out good for you. Its a good product but damn its horrible to get off. Last one I did ended up 6k in gelcoat and fiberglass repairs. I dont know if it was plasdek or who installed but it was a similar material.
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Feels great on the knees. I don't get on my knees often... I don't want it on my new boat. I do want a removable pad for the front deck, maybe the rear deck for when just cruising, but who am I kidding, if I am cruising and I see signs of life lines are getting wet!
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Future resale may be effected as well with any of the products that cover non skid and can’t easily be removed. There have been some stories here regarding disasters hidden under non skid coverings.

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