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Old 02-25-2018, 05:11 PM
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I am wanting to install seadek flooring myself on my boat. I know I need to cut the templates and then I am going to take the templates to a guy with a CNC machine to cut for me. Has anyone done this. He wants the templates made out of cardboard but having a problem figuring it out. I looked on YouTube and saw people using Mylar paper. I guess I could make the Mylar paper templates and then cut the templates from cardboard. Please let me know if you have done this and can help with suggestions. If you have a Prokat 2860 SC and have templates that would be awesome. I would be willing to pay for a copy of templates!
Old 02-25-2018, 05:56 PM
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Pretty sure you can buy a template kit from Sea Dek

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Old 02-26-2018, 06:15 PM
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I have to make some templates that are wider than the Mylar sheets seadek sells in their kits. Was wondering if anyone had made their own templates and how they had it cut.
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I made mine using a roll of white butcher paper which was opaque enough to see through, sent Castaways used them to make mine With no problem.
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Originally Posted by dorado42 View Post
I have to make some templates that are wider than the Mylar sheets seadek sells in their kits. Was wondering if anyone had made their own templates and how they had it cut.
I ordered SeaDek’s template kit. Where it wasn’t wide enough. I overlapped pieces and taped them together. Then I made connecting lines with a sharpie between the two pieces so they could be realigned if the tape came lose.

I sent my templates back to SeaDek for cutting. My pieces came out very good.

SeaDek has a YouTube video for making templates.
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Originally Posted by MarAgt View Post
I ordered SeaDek’s template kit. Where it wasn’t wide enough. I overlapped pieces and taped them together. Then I made connecting lines with a sharpie between the two pieces so they could be realigned if the tape came lose.

I sent my templates back to SeaDek for cutting. My pieces came out very good.

SeaDek has a YouTube video for making templates.
I'm thinking about doing this myself. Do you have any idea how this pricing compares to a professional custom install?
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I recently installed myself. Pretty easy to do. I used the Mylar and then cut with a sharp knife.

Make sure it's positioned right before removing paper. Mine was slightly off (2" of corner was down) pulled up and it tore right across. SeaDek said too bad. I know it's my fault but come on I didn't pull that hard and given the premium price shouldn't tear so easy.

Once it sticks its down for good. It's half off on Black Friday if you can wait.

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Originally Posted by dorado42 View Post
I have to make some templates that are wider than the Mylar sheets seadek sells in their kits. Was wondering if anyone had made their own templates and how they had it cut.
I taped to Mylar sheets together to cover the area for a templet.

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