View Full Version : Black SeaDek thoughts?

03-28-2011, 09:59 AM
Just in the process of ordering a new SeaDek pad for the platform on my x45. When I went to order I wanted a black pad with "mastercraft" in grey, but this wasn't a color option. When I contacted SeaDek they said they can do it but it's not recommended as it gets hot in the sun. Does anyone have any experience with this? I just feel like the black with grey lettering would look way sweeter then the opposite. Thoughts?

03-28-2011, 10:14 AM
Do it, they have always been black in the past. Now I am also going thought this and Seadek told me it was because they couldn't assure that the black wouldn't shrink. I am ordering black with red logos.

03-28-2011, 10:22 AM
Mine is black and it is just fine...it doesnt get hot but it does get warm.

Really the only time I stand on it for a long period of time is when it is in the water anyways and that keeps it cool!!!

03-28-2011, 12:19 PM
Black will look good, but hot. We went with storm grey over black. In the water is not a problem, the water will keep it cool. It's when your loading/unloading your boat and standing on the swim platform. I've used it for 2 years and love it.

03-28-2011, 12:21 PM
Do it, they have always been black in the past. Now I am also going thought this and Seadek told me it was because they couldn't assure that the black wouldn't shrink. I am ordering black with red logos.

Let me know if you get the red. They told me they don't do red because it quickly fades to pink - that was last year so maybe they have something new.

03-28-2011, 12:24 PM
I too was told to stay away from the black and went with the dark grey. I never regretted it.

The SeaDek is sooooooo much better than that rubber stuff MC used.

07-27-2011, 04:26 PM
You guys have any info on about how long it took to receive the pad after you ordered it. For what it's worth, I didn't give a custom design, just choose a standard pattern they already had for my boat. All I have so far is a email that confirms I ordered it.

07-27-2011, 04:41 PM
Mine was 3 weeks, but it was custom order. Not sure if a standard order would have been any quicker. She put me in que when I place the order over the phone, so I think it was more of a workload type dealy.

Love the product, no regrets.

01-06-2013, 04:37 AM
No worries with our black deck Plenty hot here as well. They also ask me not to order black but very glad I did.:)

01-06-2013, 08:48 AM
Looks very nice

01-06-2013, 09:10 AM
I as well wanted to go with the black pad with the light blue mastercraft logo but they strongly recommended against it. I told the lady that I live in the NW where it doesn't get hot but about 4 months of the year. I also said that the boat was stored inside out of the weather when not being used. She then seemed to think it would be fine. Her main concern with the black was for boats that sat out in the sun most of the year in hot environments like Florida or Texas that would end up fading rather quickly. I said screw it and went with the black and light blue anyway. It looks awesome, and it turned out great. It took about 4 weeks or so after I sent the outline kit back in, which is required, and then taken off the price for the actual pad. (kit was like $15). Go for it, you won't be disappointed. If my boat sits for a time outside like in front of house for example, I just cover the pad with a towel to reduce UV exposure. MCOCD!

01-06-2013, 02:55 PM
Can u guys post yr pics of the pads u have? I'm gonna have to get one after this summer I think

01-08-2013, 12:41 PM
The SeaDeck product is great, but I would tend to follow their advice. We started with Storm Gray over Orange, looked great to start (see pic), then faded significantly. They did replace it (storm over black pic - they steered us away from black over storm), and then eliminated orange from their line. If you get a bright color, be sure to ask them what you can seal it with to reduce fading.

After having the pad both ways, we actually prefer the Storm over Black - who woulda thought that would be the case on an orange metal flake boat.

Keep ridin' !

Day1 Wake (http://www.liveday1.com)

BTW: if anyone is interested in a brand new custom Day1 swimstep pad, we do have one in stock - it's Bimini Blue over Storm Gray (pic below). Shoot me a message if interested.

01-08-2013, 12:52 PM
Went with the grey.........:cool:

01-08-2013, 02:29 PM
How did you submitt your custom graphic? Can it be done on line, or do you send the instructions to Seadeck, then they send you a proof?

01-08-2013, 06:41 PM
Best to give them a call. I already had art in the proper file format that I emailed them. They scaled it to fit, sent a couple mock-ups, and we went with one of them. Honestly, it was much easier than we anticipated.

Day1 (http://www.liveday1.com)Wake

01-14-2013, 02:49 PM
Here is mine.