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- Scurvy Dog
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- Vessel Info: Carver 355 Aft Cabin 1998
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I always wonder about the existing anti skid - do they sand it down or grind it before applying the foam?
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- First Mate
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- Vessel Info: 2006 Carver 36 MY
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- Vessel Info: 1989 Carver Santego 3867
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When I had Seadek installed on my swim platform, they just cleaned it with some strong cleaner to remove any wax and any other contaminates that might prevent a good bond to the surface.
1989 Carver Santego 3867
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― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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- CYO Supporter
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- Vessel Info: 1998 Carver 355
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1990 Proline 17CC
2018 Regal 1900ESX
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Does anyone who has had the sea deck for a few years have pics of how well it holds its good looks?
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I can tell you from what I've seen so far that the adhesive eventually starts to fail causing the product to separate. The edges start lifting first, and over time, small chunks of the edges start chipping/tearing off resulting in very uneven lines. Considering the overall install is made up of several sections/blocks that make a grid, there are a lot of edges that really stand out with this wear. It should be noted that there was an installation advantage on the vessel I have regular access to in that there was no non-skid as it had been removed for a swim platform core repair. The flat surface should have been the adhesive's best shot of keeping the product in place but that's not the case. When non-skid is present, it usually doesn't get removed and contributes to the product lifting prematurely.
I also mentioned that the non-skid keeps the product lifted above the true surface and eventually allows water ingress around the edges. This water will migrate throughout the mating surface and stay there for a long time. This may be what eventually causes the adhesive to fail in the middle sections over time. With water under the product, one has to wonder if frost also contributes to lifting the product. Some installers will apply caulking around all edges to help keep it water tight however the caulked seem usually fails as the foam eventually starts shrinking slightly over time and separating from the caulking.
This particular boat gets a lot of use with adults and kids though no pets are involved on this one. I've heard of warnings if you have dogs on board regularly, especially if they have long nails as that will tear up the foam. The condition of the main body of the product still looks great and the colour has maintained its original look after all this time. This particular application is a teak coloured plank look and from a distance looks awesome but the wear around the edges of every panel is very evident as you get closer.
There's other pros and cons but overall, it's a good product. It doesn't seem to retain water within the foam itself which is important, and it keeps it's colour for a long time. I'm due to replace my carpet on the aft deck and around the helm but can't decide whether to replace with carpet again or install a permanent covering such as Seadek. Will have to continue pondering that over a few more beers
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