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Old 03-21-2019, 06:34 AM
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I have an Old Contender 2000 25 that is in need of Non Skid. I have seen most of the newer boats are using that Fancy cushioned sea deak over the traditional sand non skid. I heard some knocks on the Sea deck as it is hard to clean. What are your opinions between the two? I am leaning towards the traditional sand non skid but I do like the soft feeling on the sea deck.
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Originally Posted by JustTheTip78 View Post
I have an Old Contender 2000 25 that is in need of Non Skid. I have seen most of the newer boats are using that Fancy cushioned sea deak over the traditional sand non skid. I heard some knocks on the Sea deck as it is hard to clean. What are your opinions between the two? I am leaning towards the traditional sand non skid but I do like the soft feeling on the sea deck.
My helm pad was sea deck, had it replaced under warranty and the second one looked bad before I sold the boat, all within 3 years of ownership. I think it's crap, peels up easily and looks awful within a few months if you use the boat a lot.
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My entire boat is covered in seadek and I really like it. Make sure you rinse it before stains dry and you won't have any problems . It feels great on your feet and I love that my 1 year old boy can crawl all over it without hurting himself.
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My helm pad was sea deck, had it replaced under warranty and the second one looked bad before I sold the boat, all within 3 years of ownership. I think it's crap, peels up easily and looks awful within a few months if you use the boat a lot.
Agree. Don’t install it. I would never buy a used boat that already has it.
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
My helm pad was sea deck, had it replaced under warranty and the second one looked bad before I sold the boat, all within 3 years of ownership. I think it's crap, peels up easily and looks awful within a few months if you use the boat a lot.
Same experience. I'd roll paint with non-skid additive.
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Originally Posted by jj1987 View Post
My helm pad was sea deck, had it replaced under warranty and the second one looked bad before I sold the boat, all within 3 years of ownership. I think it's crap, peels up easily and looks awful within a few months if you use the boat a lot.
I have personally never used it. My two buddies who have it say the same. They use their boats a lot and fish hard so maybe that has something to do with it. I was going to get one made for the helm now I just use a cheap mat like you would use in your kitchen and replace it every few months.
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I used liner x treme off e-bay in white , worked great and very tough.
all you need is an air compressor and they also sell the guns cheap for a professional look.


it can also be rolled on.
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I have it on the whole boat and love it. Pressure washer pointed straight down takes off most stains. My boat is 2002 and the non skid held stains just as much as the Sea Dek. Love it and would do it again.
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Definitely don’t use Hydroturf....did not last in my surface drive but a couple years before it was wearing off in heavily trafficked areas....Within a couple years, was down to bare aluminum on my front deck where I fished from.
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I had seadek on my last boat and installed the knock off seadek from ebay on my current boat. I fish alot and like the protective padding from getting sinkers banged up on the boat as well as the comfort. Just dont let blood dry on it for too long. Even if you do, pressure wash it from a distance or use bleach and a hard brush and stains come right off. Will be installing it again on my next boat. IMO, save the money and buy the knock off ones on ebay and cut it yourself.
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I was debating the same thing, how much does it cost to get installed?
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You can also Ceramic Coat seadeck so nothing sticks on at all! Blood drips will just bead up and when you spray it off it just slides right off. No more stains making your seadeck look disgusting.
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Boatworks today just did a video on a product he uses called soft sand that goes on over wet paint and then you top coat it. He says it feels rubbery under your feet and east to touch up if ever needed.

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Originally Posted by Jgarris11 View Post
Boatworks today just did a video on a product he uses called soft sand that goes on over wet paint and then you top coat it. He says it feels rubbery under your feet and east to touch up if ever needed.
i just did the deck of my Blackfin using Soft Sand and what Andy says is true. It has a very different feel underfoot.
I used a mix of medium and coarse and the final product is very aggressive. But it doesn't "feel" aggressive even though it is. It's hard to explain.
I spent all afternoon yesterday kneeling on the deck as I was caulking deck seams. I didn't use any pads or anything. If I were doing that with any super aggressive nonskid other than Soft Sand, my knees would be bleeding now.
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I did the top side of my flats boat with awlgrip with fine and medium coarse non-skid broadcasted over and you will never slip, It is durable.
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I have a 2nd station helm pad and gunnel pads in the bow area. After you attempt to remove 3M glue just one time you will never want to have to go through that nightmare again.
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I fish out of my boat. I can't even imagine the horrid mess that SeaDeck would be after a day of fish blood, spilled cum, regurgitated half-digested bait fish and the like. I rinse some as I go, but at the end of the day I can take a stiff bristled brush to it and it's gone. I'd rather spend all day fishing than cleaning the boat.
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Originally Posted by scallen2112 View Post
I fish out of my boat. I can't even imagine the horrid mess that SeaDeck would be after a day of fish blood, spilled cum, regurgitated half-digested bait fish and the like. I rinse some as I go, but at the end of the day I can take a stiff bristled brush to it and it's gone. I'd rather spend all day fishing than cleaning the boat.
Spilled chum* 😂
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Originally Posted by ExclusiveDetailServices View Post

Spilled chum* 😂
yeah I dunno...you know how your phone uses predictive text and eventually learns the words that you use the most often?
just sayin'...
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Originally Posted by coores14 View Post
yeah I dunno...you know how your phone uses predictive text and eventually learns the words that you use the most often?
just sayin'...
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