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Old 11-28-2018, 02:15 PM
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Looking for any input from anyone using sheets of hydro turf to cut and fit there boat to use it in place of non skid ?

lete me know any pros or cons bought a sheet thinking about buying a few more and giving it a go.

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Old 11-28-2018, 02:23 PM
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I put it in my duck hunting boat. I didn't get the adhesive backing so I was using contact cement. I believe the adhesive backing would probably be easier as you can pull the paper off gradually instead of paying it down perfectly originally.
definitely a second set of hands is beneficial
I was advised to wait until it was at least 80 degrees outside as the foam really expands in the heat.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:07 PM
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Finally!!!!!!!!!!! Finished rear deck last night and installed deck hatches this morning before work. I believe it's going to take three more sheets (84"x47.5") to finish the floor but that will have to wait until fall. It's not perfect but feels perfect on the bare feets.
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Old 03-13-2019, 01:13 PM
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Get plenty of blades for your knife: HT requires a very sharp blade for a clean cut and it blunts them very quickly. You can use a hair dryer or heat gun to make it flexible enough to conform to complex curves. Edges can be finished with sandpaper if they are exposed. You can butt-splice joins with Weldwood contact adhesive - at least 3 thin layers on each side prior to joining.

I can't think of any more tips right now.
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Old 03-14-2019, 04:33 AM
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I put some in the black tip flooring in the speed boat.It provided traction on a wet deck,cut easy,and bonded well with the adhesive back.However it stained easy and wouldn't let water drain off the deck properly. I took it up and it was a pia to remove.
it would be ok on a skiff deck for casting or on hatch covers.
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