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    We're looking at covering the swim platform (built in and extended) on our boat this spring, both to dress it up a little and also to make it a bit more comfortable. I've been looking at things like hydro turf, nuteak, and seadek on line.

    Here are my questions:

    1) Has anyone here used one of these products and can you share your experience and pics?

    2) The non-skid pattern on Bayliner swim platforms is pretty deep, I am concerned about the adhesive not holding as well as it should, particularly around the edges. Should I be concerned about that or can someone convince me that it's not a problem???

    3) Thinking about maybe covering the bow areas that are non-skid with the same material, any thoughts on how that might look?

    3) Lots of color and pattern choices, what would you go with if you had my boat?

    Thanks for your guidance and opinions!

    Jeff

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    jhenkel wrote:
    We're looking at covering the swim platform (built in and extended) on our boat this spring, both to dress it up a little and also to make it a bit more comfortable. I've been looking at things like hydro turf, nuteak, and seadek on line.

    Here are my questions:

    1) Has anyone here used one of these products and can you share your experience and pics?

    2) The non-skid pattern on Bayliner swim platforms is pretty deep, I am concerned about the adhesive not holding as well as it should, particularly around the edges. Should I be concerned about that or can someone convince me that it's not a problem???

    3) Thinking about maybe covering the bow areas that are non-skid with the same material, any thoughts on how that might look?

    3) Lots of color and pattern choices, what would you go with if you had my boat?

    Thanks for your guidance and opinions!

    Jeff
    There's a number of threads in motoryachts covering this. As with most things, the only difference is in the amount of material you'll buy. Here's one http://"http://www.baylinerownersclu...'s ongoing. A search will turn up many others.

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      #3
      The teak stuff I have seen looks awesome but one concern I would have is what happens when or if the material fails. All the glue in the nonskid. How do u get it off to start over. My new to me boat came with the thick rubberized snap on cover that adds cushhhh to your step. They too come in varied colors. I like being able to remove it to clean I know that adhesives have come a long way but its mind wrenching to understand how they will hold after endless soakings and sun exposure. Water and sun are tough opponents.

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        #4
        We're planning to put seadek on our extended platform and maybe on the built in platform as well (depends on price quote). In fact just got the samples and template kit this week.

        I'm not too worried about the seadek sticking to the non-skid material but I know where you are coming from. The existing non skid is very aggressive and crazy sharp, which is why I want to cover it up. The 3m adhesive on the samples seems very sticky and I have seen several late model bayliners with seadek on that platform.

        I personally wouldn't put the standard seadek on the bow nonskid surfaces just because the seadeck is pretty thick and might look out of place there.

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          #5
          I will also be installing Seadek on my platform but I am also extending it so fibreglass work is in order. That being said I specifically asked Seadek the question about applying the their product on non skid and the answer was no as it would not adhere very well/long. I will be grinding mine down along with the extension work. Here is Seadek http://www.seadek.com/
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            #6
            Interesting. I called Seadek today and heard from their OEM rep that there should be no concern applying their product onto Bayliner non skid surfaces including my extended swim platform. Their FAQ section also addresses the question of non skid surfaces. I'm going for it. I'll post if there are problems down the road.

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              #7
              Jeff, did you end up trying out the SeaDek? This stuff looks pretty nice but I don't see that they have a kit for the 185.

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                #8
                SnakeRiver wrote:
                Jeff, did you end up trying out the SeaDek? This stuff looks pretty nice but I don't see that they have a kit for the 185.
                Haven't done it yet, decided to postpone this project until the winter. After the wakeboard tower and new stereo, decided that was enough change for this year. Still planning to go ahead with it though, was boating on West Branch in Ravenna yesterday and we lsaw a newer Chaparral bowrider that had it installed. Looked great and the wife really liked the way it felt too.

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                  #9
                  SnakeRiver wrote:
                  Jeff, did you end up trying out the SeaDek? This stuff looks pretty nice but I don't see that they have a kit for the 185.
                  I emailed SeaDek because I didn't see a kit for the 185 either, here was their response:

                  Hi David,

                  Thanks for the interest in SeaDek. Unfortunately we do not yet have a kit for your model Bayliner. You do have a couple of options:

                  1. Determine the size of the area to be covered and order the appropriate size sheets (http://www.seadek.com) pattern, cut and install it yourself. SeaDek is easy to cut and with a reasonable amount of care excellent results can be achieved at a considerable savings over a custom SeaDek solution.

                  2. Order a template kit (http://www.seadek.com) make template patterns of the areas you would like to cover and return them to us. Photos taken of the completed templates taped in place on the boat are very helpful as well. We will then digitize the patterns and provide you with a quote to make a custom fitted pad for your boat. After you have approved the pattern drawings we will send you and have placed your order, the cost of the template kit will be deducted from your total.

                  If you can provide a dimensioned sketch of the areas to be covered we may be able to give you a rough estimate of the cost, but a hard quote will require the returned templates.

                  I should mention that we do not stock swim platform pads. They are all made to order. Due to SeaDek's growing popularity and the resulting high demand, we are looking at 7 weeks production time for custom orders and about 5 weeks from existing, cataloged designs.

                  Sheet goods for DIY are usually on hand and can be shipped right away.

                  Thanks and let me know if I can assist further.

                  Susan Wilson

                  [email protected]

                  tel. 321-632-6503

                  fax 321-632-7019

                  www.seadek.com

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