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Old 03-31-2015, 09:38 AM
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Hello all,

Felt like I should contribute to the forum and will post my experience with doing SeaDek myself. I ordered two of their large rolls of the gray and will be making my own templates, cutting them, and putting it down.

First, make the templates:





We used a clear material, cut to size, and held down with painters tape. Next using a straight edge and sharpie we did all the straight lines, then did the corners by hand:





Make sure you clearly mark each piece and where they go:


Next we made a working table with a piece of plywood, put the SeaDek upside down on top of it, and taped the templates on top:



Using a razorblade and a straight edge, we cut down each piece slowly. Try to do this with enough pressure so you don't have to do another pass with the blade and create problems later on:



After we cut them, for the corners we used scissors and rounded the edge, then sanded down the corners to not have any sharp corners. Also you can sand down any imperfections of your straight edge cuts if you messed up slightly:



Those are our pieces we made. Going to put them on boat tomorrow and will post pictures of the results. Probably will make some more templates with any remaining material and get them on the boat as well.

Will update tomorrow!

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Good luck Jared....I will be doing the same type of thread with FlexiTeak next month...only inside my cabin.

I'll be watching for your new posts and any helpful hints you discovered.

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Nice.
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What material did you use to template. Just clear plastic or something special?
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Originally Posted by Prospective View Post
What material did you use to template. Just clear plastic or something special?
We used a basic plastic cover you would find in the painting section at Ace Hardware.
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Originally Posted by Wellcraft Coastal 232 View Post
Good luck Jared....I will be doing the same type of thread with FlexiTeak next month...only inside my cabin.

I'll be watching for your new posts and any helpful hints you discovered.

Bill
Good luck Bill! Hopefully this thread helps a little.
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I also went with SeaDek on my 23' Wellcraft. I chose to send my templates in and have them supply everything pre cut in grey with black borders. It turned out AWESOME! Now it looks like a completely different boat. I highly recommend this product.
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May I ask what is the ballpark price on this? Would like to do a small portion of my deck on our Sterling with the SeaDek grey and black teak... Looks sharp.
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Originally Posted by JSJ05 View Post
We used a basic plastic cover you would find in the painting section at Ace Hardware.
SeaDek has a kit......

1, 2 or 3 sheets of clear Mylar plastic
40" x 80"
1 indelible marker
data form
1 template instructions
1 set of EVA foam color samples.

Once you have the kit follow the simple templating instructions. The cost of the kit is refundable upon purchase of a completed pad. Though the templating process is pretty simple, there are DIY video instructions to help you.


Template Kit (1pc)
Template Kit
Price: $15.00
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Originally Posted by SandroLakeandBay View Post
May I ask what is the ballpark price on this? Would like to do a small portion of my deck on our Sterling with the SeaDek grey and black teak... Looks sharp.
My budget was very low so I just bought the sheets from them on their website. Doing everything myself saved me quite a bit of money but it won't look as professional as when SeaDek sends you the pieces already cut...

If you want a super professional look as someone recommended get their templates and have them cut the pieces and sent back to you.
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Day two update!

Time to put the pieces of SeaDek down that I had cut the previous night. First we made sure to clean the surface using acetone so the material would stick 100%:



Was not fun trying to line them up perfectly but it doesn't look bad:



Decided that we needed a piece down lower so started making the template process again:



More templates being made:





I'm very happy how the front has turned out, still working on the rear and will post tomorrow:





Thanks,
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looks really good
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Looks Good
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looks great
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Thanks guys. Will post pics of the back of the boat tomorrow!
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Love it
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Really does make a huge difference in appearance. I want to do the floor and bow seating area of my world cat 266 with the brown over black faux teak from sea dek.
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Jared....looks really sweet, gotta be happy with dat!

Boating dreams again for you again tonight....you might even wake up in the middle of the night and look out the window like a little kid to make sure she's there!
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Looks great!
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