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Old 12-29-2014, 04:50 PM
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Slippery Swim Platform

We bought our first boat last year and had a great summer on it. One thing that needs addressing is the slippery platform. It is just great for feet, but if you try to put a ski on and aren't paying attention, you'll fall off for sure. My first impression is to get Seadek but I then thought about the texture of it and thought maybe that won't stick... Any ideas? Pardon the crudity of the pic, it's all I had...
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Old 12-29-2014, 04:55 PM
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Looks like you don't have a pad on the deck?
Our original black mat self destructed. Installed SeaDek and love it. I got the brushed finish which is the teak finish without the lines. Easy to install and looks great.
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:50 PM
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Old 12-30-2014, 12:12 AM
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There is a small pad in the centre, but the majority of the deck doesn't have it. Did you notice the texture of the fibreglass? Would Seadek adhere to that?
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Old 12-30-2014, 09:08 AM
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There is a small pad in the centre, but the majority of the deck doesn't have it. Did you notice the texture of the fibreglass? Would Seadek adhere to that?
Yes, SeaDek will adhere to your deck. Very sticky! Just make sure to prep it; no wax, no oils, VERY clean. Remove the small pad and all residue. Then you're good for install.
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Here is how mine turned out.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:41 PM
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I'm pretty sure the texture isn't hand fabricated. It's like little squares with a taper on them. Perhaps like a V shaped tool repeatedly made lines in both the x and y axis. It is not smooth, it's very grippy for bare feet, or soft items, but very slippery for hard items.
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Old 12-30-2014, 01:43 PM
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Here is how mine turned out.
Was your platform textured?
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