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Old 03-09-2016, 02:06 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience with this product? http://www.seadek.com/

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Old 03-09-2016, 02:31 PM   #2
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Was just looking at this the other day myself. Our new boat has a vinyl floor, which my dog hates, so we're looking at our options.

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Old 03-09-2016, 02:41 PM   #3
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I had samples sent. Seems like nice material. Planning to install on swim platform this spring.

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Old 03-09-2016, 03:08 PM   #4
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I had samples sent. Seems like nice material. Planning to install on swim platform this spring.

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How's the pricing?

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Old 03-09-2016, 03:18 PM   #5
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I found seadek lifts up on the edges after a season or two. Look into other companies like Gatorstep or deckedance instead. Seadek was dropped from a lot of high end surf/wake boats for that reason as well.

Customer service at seadek was terrible also. They initially cut the pattern to my boat incorrectly and tried to tell me I told them it was the wrong boat when I ordered a replacement. I forwarded the woman the exact email telling her I had a 2013 model XXXX. They didn't care, still said it was my fault, and at that point I cancelled the order and wouldn't do business with them again.

Deckedance feels better on the feet in my opinion.
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Old 03-09-2016, 03:38 PM   #6
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Price varies depending on size and complexity. They have templates for numerous boats.

But I have not installed the product or used it so cannot vouch for it.

Based on other's comments I may look elsewhere.

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Old 03-09-2016, 04:15 PM   #7
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Price varies depending on size and complexity. They have templates for numerous boats.

But I have not installed the product or used it so cannot vouch for it.

Based on other's comments I may look elsewhere.

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I don't want to deter people. I am sure if you put 20 hours a season on your boat and don't beat it up at all you probably wont have an issue. I however put 150+ hours and way more just lounging around. We run wakeboards/ surfboards, ropes, coolers etc along it on top of being out 5-6 days a week. Although we are meticulous and clean the boat 2-3 times a week, that wear is a little more than "normal" wear.

The product overall to me just didn't hold up how I expected it to. I went back to OEM carpet.
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Old 03-09-2016, 04:22 PM   #8
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I don't want to deter people. I am sure if you put 20 hours a season on your boat and don't beat it up at all you probably wont have an issue. I however put 150+ hours and way more just lounging around. We run wakeboards/ surfboards, ropes, coolers etc along it on top of being out 5-6 days a week. Although we are meticulous and clean the boat 2-3 times a week, that wear is a little more than "normal" wear.

The product overall to me just didn't hold up how I expected it to. I went back to OEM carpet.
Great feedback in your two posts....thanks for the heads-up.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:29 AM   #9
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I'm not sure of this brand is one that has the problem, but some of these products are VERY hot in the sun.

They get so hot you can't stand on the swim platform with bare feet without dowsing it with water from time to time.

I may have the brand wrong, so I hope I'm not mentioning this in the wrong thread.

I was considering this type of product as it looks great. Last year I used a carpet alternative that some venders call 'seagrass'. Here is a link:
http://www.marinecarpeting.com/marin...-flooring.html

This looks great on our boat, can be rinsed off easily, doesn't hold water like a sponge as carpet does. Oh did I mention it looks great! Downside is that it is more expensive than standard carpet.

I didn't do this on my swim platform, but it's in my whole cockpit. I had Shipshape marineworks install it for me, they did a great job! I used their 'better than teak' product to match the teak and holly used in otherplaces on my boat. There are many styles and colors available.

I'm happy to point this out as an alternative to carpet, and it may be an alternative to the seadek and other hard products. My guess is that the color could affect the temperature in the Sun as well as the marerial holding the heat.
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Old 03-12-2016, 10:29 AM   #10
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I put SeaDeck on my platform last year. It is not hot in the sun, easy to maintain and was a piece of cake to install. Customer service was fantastic and the product shipped within the timeframe they told me. I plan on doing SeaDeck through the rest of the cockpit and the upcoming season or two.


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Old 03-13-2016, 12:54 PM   #11
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Would this product make sense to put on a low swim platform where the ducks like to make a mess?
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Old 03-16-2016, 07:45 AM   #12
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Hi Radio,

Funny that you were looking into this product. I own a Sea Ray 220 Sundeck and just inquired about the SeaDek products. Here's the response I received. I hope you find it helpful!


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Thanks for the interest in SeaDek. I'm not sure if we have a pattern that will fit your 220 SD. What happens with SeaRay & other builders is that in many cases the same patterns are used for different models over different years. As you can imagine this makes it pretty tough to know what we may be able to use for what. Most of our patterns are derived from template kits returned to us by individuals & we are often only certain about the match to that person’s particular model. That is until we are able to confirm it's matching other models & years.

Please check the dimensions of your boat to the pad drawing attached closely as our custom pads are not refundable. If it does, we may be able to use it. Please note, this estimate does not include sales tax or freight charges. The cost of this kit would be $335.00 in our 6mm Embossed or Brushed finish and $420.00 in our 6mm Faux Teak finish plus shipping and tax (if in Florida).

If not, or you are not sure, the best thing is for you to go the template route. This is a relatively simple process.

http://www.seadek.com/c-9-template-kits.aspx

We can also do a dry fit template. This is a template the actual size of the platform pad that you would lay over to see if it fits. The cost of this is $5.00 Per Sheet + shipping.

Our largest sheet of material is 39"x77" which covers approximately 18 square feet. The cost of this size sheet for custom cut pads is $335.00 + shipping for our microdot embossed material and $419.00 + shipping for our brushed teak material.

Lastly you can DIY. Determine approximately how large your area is and order the appropriate size sheets (http://www.seadek.com/c-5-sheet-material.aspx) 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.

I should mention that we do not stock custom pads or swim platform pads. They are all made to order. Due to this being our busy season we are looking at 5 weeks production time for custom orders and about 3 weeks from existing, cataloged designs.

Sheet goods for DIY are usually on hand and can be shipped right away. Please note that our faux teak material is not offered in our DIY stock sheets.

If you would like to place an order you can contact our number below and we would be happy to help you. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance.

Thank you,
Elijah Gay
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SeaDek Marine Products
5440 Schenck Ave.
Rockledge, FL 32955
321-632-4466 Phone

321-806-4389 Direct

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Old 03-16-2016, 09:48 AM   #13
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Thanks Irish, I appreciate you passing this along. There have been mixed reviews regarding this product (I tend to focus on the not-so-good) which has prompted me to investigate other options.
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Old 03-20-2017, 01:27 PM   #14
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I am having Seadek installed on my wife's boat now. I really like the way it looks and feels and from what I have seen firsthand it's a good product.

We shall see!

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Old 03-20-2017, 06:32 PM   #15
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Please keep us posted. I may want to install on my Jon boat whose surface is rather slick.

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:05 PM   #16
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Please keep us posted. I may want to install on my Jon boat whose surface is rather slick.

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For what its worth, I have a friend who has had it on his boat on the ocean for four years now without any issues.

I'll keep you posted...

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Old 03-21-2017, 10:36 AM   #17
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Thanks Dan,
I went on their site and requested some samples.
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