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Old 04-01-2015, 07:33 PM
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Roughly how much ($ or %) do you figure you saved vs sending them the templates for cutting? sorry if i missed this...

Looks like great work. You've got a steady hand
Old 04-01-2015, 08:38 PM
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Thank you all!!! I finished tonight. Will post up pics tomorrow. I'm overall happy with the rear but very very upset with the look of the helm pad and will need someone's brain to help fix.

Griff I saved a lot. Look up the rolls you can buy then ask them for a quote for a professional to do it with the cuts from SeaDek...

Update coming tomorrow with final results!
Old 04-02-2015, 08:51 AM
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Day 3 Update - Finished! Overall I'm very happy with the project and specifically SeaDek. The product is outstanding and easy to work with. The helm pad gave me problems and I will likely look for a solution to fix it later on.

Going straight to the finished pictures since I've already described how to make the templates, cut and sand:













Now, the part I'm very unhappy with. The Helm Pad. It's way thicker than the mat and harder to cut, not only that, it's an access point into the hull where I had to try to cut circles... needless to say it doesn't look pretty and am looking for a solution:





Overall I'm very happy with this project! The front and rear came out absolutely amazing and the SeaDek is very easy to work with as long as you prep and take your time actually working with the product.

My three favorite pictures:





If anyone has any suggestions on how to fix the helm pad, I'd be happy to hear them!

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-Jared

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Old 04-02-2015, 09:45 AM
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Good job on a sweet boat.

Seeing as that is your fuel tank access hatch, there isn't anything under there that would require you to remove the deck plate on a routine basis ( IIRC your fill, vent and sender are under the aft plate ) you could just leave as is, or remove the outer ring.
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Velcro on the helm pad. I have a velcro helm pad that works great. Mine was a prototype I believe (sponsored by SeaDek) but if I recall it's just a basic velcro appliction you can DIY, not some feat of engineering.
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Originally Posted by partyb View Post
Velcro on the helm pad. I have a velcro helm pad that works great. Mine was a prototype I believe (sponsored by SeaDek) but if I recall it's just a basic velcro appliction you can DIY, not some feat of engineering.
Wow. I didn't even think of that... That's the solution for sure, except my pads already cut! Can't believe I didn't think of that.
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What are you un-happy with? Looks good to me. Is it off center?
Old 04-10-2015, 12:09 PM
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Originally Posted by CalicoJack View Post
What are you un-happy with? Looks good to me. Is it off center?
The helm pad was made very well, BUT I didn't make the cuts well enough to look flush and professional. As someone mentioned above I should have used Velcro and made it removable to get the to access port. Lesson learned and when I fix it I will make another post about it.

UPDATE:

I recently got grease on the SeaDek working on my engine and with some scrubbing it came right off! It gets a little warm but not hot at all. Very very happy with this project and I will do it to every future boat I own.

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Old 08-16-2015, 07:54 AM
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Update: 8/16/2015

SeaDek reached out to me a few months ago about this thread and sent me out a new helm pad they are developing. It's thicker and uses Velcro to stick to the boat so you can remove it when you need to get to an access plate. Putting in down was simple and looked way better than the one I had cut! I've gotta say they have amazing customer service and went out of their way for me.

Pics!







Pretty happy with the whole setup now and would do it again on my next boat.

-Jared
Old 06-21-2016, 03:37 PM
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How sticky is the material do you think there is a chance it will ever start peeling up on the edges. I am thinking about doing it on my carolina classic in the cockpit an helm area
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I've been looking at helm pads from different companies but haven't decided on one. Does the velcro hold it in place very good?
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Originally Posted by jdmccoy View Post
I've been looking at helm pads from different companies but haven't decided on one. Does the velcro hold it in place very good?
Has held very well. Not a single problem.
Old 10-04-2018, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by JSJ05 View Post
Has held very well. Not a single problem.
So two years later now, how has the seadek held up?
Old 10-04-2018, 12:14 PM
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i have a similiar product on my boat and its lasting fine. i did my whole floor. absolutely love it.
Old 10-04-2018, 08:01 PM
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nice job, really updated the look. I just did the cabin in my Ole Formula, I bought 1/4" eva yoga mats their 2x6 ft for 11 bucks ea...took 3. got a few seams but cut close enuf there not too gawdy. used double sided tape to put down.
Old 10-04-2018, 10:46 PM
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I did my own templates 5 rolls total .



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Whole process shipping back and forth to finished product took 4 weeks
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Who did you order the Seadek from? I have sent them a couple emails and never received a reply. I’m looking for a simple 36”X30” piece with routed edges.
Old 10-06-2018, 09:28 AM
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