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    I have been debating about what to use to cover our swim platform with since we had it installed last season. I really like the look and the supposed durability of the synthetic teak products that are out there. I know that they are expensive, but so was the platform. Has anyone had any experience with these that they could share? Any idea of what one to go with, or better yet, what one to avoid? Thanks for the input!

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    I installed PlasTEAK on my swim platform and aft steps. I like it. here's a summary after I had it in service for a year.

    http://www.baylinerownersclub.org/fo...ry-on-Plasdeck

    I see the old photo links are dead. I'll see if I can get some pics posted for you.

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      #3
      Good to know. Did you do the install while the boat was in the water? I'd love to see pics if it weren't too much trouble.

      Thanks!

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        #4
        How hot does it get in the sun?
        CapMartin, Montr├®al
        "Belle de Dalhousie"
        1986 3270
        Volvo BB225B

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          #5
          wfarr wrote:
          I have been debating about what to use to cover our swim platform with since we had it installed last season. I really like the look and the supposed durability of the synthetic teak products that are out there. I know that they are expensive, but so was the platform. Has anyone had any experience with these that they could share? Any idea of what one to go with, or better yet, what one to avoid? Thanks for the input!
          WOW that`s beatifull

          i call my local supplier about it - $14 sq/ft ,i thought about installing in the cabin floor and he told me it`s less than 1/4" (about 1/8 ") thick so it`s very flexible

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            #6
            CapMartin wrote:
            How hot does it get in the sun?
            I have also looked at this for years however if you actually use your platform in the sun, watch out. It is almost unbearable on bare feet on a hot summers day. My friends wife complains she now needs to use towels to sit and read on the platform. Others I have asked who had this on there boats also stated this to be a severe draw back. Does look very nice though.
            Cheers, Hans
            2007 Carver 41 CMY
            Twin Volvo D6-370
            Montreal, Canada
            Midnight Sun I Photos

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              #7
              CapMartin wrote:
              How hot does it get in the sun?
              As I said in the earlier link- it gets much hotter than white gel coat, but not so hot we didn't like it.

              On one really hot sunny day it got hot enough that we all talked about it. Not quite so hot that you couldn't walk on it comfortably, but close. I'd think twice if I were in the south. My daughter and her friends all loved laying on it to warm up after swimming.

              I talked to a guy in Georgia who had it. His feeling was that if it got too hot, throw a bucket of water across it.

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                #8
                wfarr wrote:
                Good to know. Did you do the install while the boat was in the water? I'd love to see pics if it weren't too much trouble.

                Thanks!
                I uploaded some of the pics again.

                http://"http://baylinerownersclub.or...2_itemId=42250

                I installed on the hard, but it's not necessary to do so. I did it because I wanted to install Seaweed davits, and I had to do those while out of the water, and I had to have the Plasteak down before the Seaweed could go on.

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                  #9
                  A friend of mine owns the Nuteak (Think that is the spelling) ans has done many installs. Everyone who has had it fone really likes it a lot. Looks great. It is basically PVC.

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                    #10
                    We have it as well - and yes it gets much hotter than white gelcoat but we do not see it as an issue up North here (NY) at all.

                    I can say it takes one heck of a beating and resists scratches and chemicals while easily absorbing 'blows' from various objects.

                    Hope this helps
                    Northport NY

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                      #11
                      WRT it being too hot... I agree with Smitty 477. In Ontario, even in the height of summer (>30C) the warmth is nice to have. Plasteak is now offering a new line called CoolTEAK. If I lived in FL, or GA, or similar, I'd consider the cooler colour.

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                        #12
                        Thank you for the pictures - it really looks fantastic! I think it may be beyond what I am comfortable installing myself though. Probably a project for this winter.

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                          #13
                          wfarr wrote:
                          Thank you for the pictures - it really looks fantastic! I think it may be beyond what I am comfortable installing myself though. Probably a project for this winter.
                          Before you make any decisions, take a minute to talk to Travis Tea at http://"http://ttcustommarine.com/" ... Custom Marine. He's very capable and great to deal with. He made a template for my boat using an identical boat located nearer to him. Then he made up my larger sections, rolled them and shipped it all to me with adhesive, tools, and lots of good advice.

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                            #14
                            Great website - - I will definitely talk to him - nice pictures on their site.

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                              #15
                              wfarr wrote:
                              I have been debating about what to use to cover our swim platform with since we had it installed last season. I really like the look and the supposed durability of the synthetic teak products that are out there. I know that they are expensive, but so was the platform. Has anyone had any experience with these that they could share? Any idea of what one to go with, or better yet, what one to avoid? Thanks for the input!
                              Will: The admiral and I were looking at a new cruiser at our favorite dealer here at Saint Pete. It had beautiful synthetic teak inside and out. As a courtesy, we took our shoes off. It was sunny and stepping on the swim platform was like a grille! We spend a lot of time on our swim platform and after that experience would only reccommend that product in the cockpit or cabin. It sure looks nice though. Griff

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