Aqua Marine Deck installed

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by JimG, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Installed this past weekend. Took a couple of hours with the help of a friend. Looks and feels great! Very happy with this product and upgrade.
    Aqua1.jpg Aqua2.jpg Aqua3.jpg Aqua4.jpg Aqua5.jpg
     
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  2. Boater420

    Boater420 Well-Known Member

    Mar 11, 2015
    Clearwater, FL
    '97 330 Sundancer
    V-Drives
    Westerbeke 4.5BCG
    Twin Merc 454's
    Looks great! What was the overall cost?
     
  3. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    $1400
     
  4. NorCal Boater

    NorCal Boater Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2008
    Covington, LA
    Cobalt CM23
    GM SB 383" Stroker" Alpha Gen I
    Very nice....
     
  5. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Looks great, can you explain the process and supplier...
     
  6. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    I ordered the product from AquaMarineDeck.com... fortunately, they already had a pattern for my boat. If they don't have your pattern, they will send you template material and you create it. The material is a synthetic rubber like product made in several different colors. In my case, it's evidently a black and grey laminated material that they CNC route the grey down to the black to make the 2" grooved look.

    I had carpet originally, so I removed all of the snaps and filled the holes with 5200 (most of which will get covered by the new flooring). I then cleaned the non-skid surfaces (one section at a time) with acetone and peeled and stick the flooring down. It's good to have help in order to keep the bigger pieces in place as you peel and stick. I then went over the completed flooring with a roller (you can see it on the seat in the fourth picture).
     
  7. Brett H

    Brett H Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    158
    Dec 12, 2009
    Lake Lanier, GA
    2004 550 Sundancer w/ MAN's - Unleashed
    Raymarine e127's; KVH HD7; Xantrex 3024 Inverter
    T-800 MAN's (D2848LE403)
    Hi JimG,

    Congrats! The Aqua Marine Deck looks great. I got the same last summer. Since they are local, mine was actually installed by the factory. Thomas (owner) is great to work with.

    Oh yeah, I know, if there aren't pics then it didn't happen so here ya go. 20160701_154111.jpg 20160701_154158.jpg 20160701_154455 (1).jpg 20160701_154510.jpg 20160701_154527.jpg 20160701_154543.jpg 20160701_154548 (1).jpg 20160701_154823 (1).jpg 20160701_154915.jpg Platform.jpg
     
  8. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Both of those boats look great with that installed. What a nice upgrade. Soft on the feet, probably pretty cool to walk on and non-slip.

    Nicely done, both of you. Thanks for sharing.
     
  9. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    Great, thanks for sharing !
     
  10. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    Your's looks great also... beautiful boat (and I like your choice in beer)!
     
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  11. Irie308

    Irie308 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    803
    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 Sedan Bridge, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Highfield 290 RIB with 8 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    Have been looking at something like this for a while now but wondering a couple of things. How easy is it to clean? I did some work in the bilge this spring and i was glad my carpet wasn't down because the deck was a mess. Also, how is the deck if you or the next owner decides to remove it?
     
  12. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    My dock mate has had this product in a lighter grey (you can see his boat next to mine in the 3rd picture) for 2 months now and it seems to clean up great. Occasionally he will have to clean a spot up with Dawn but otherwise he just hoses it down. When I do my winterization this fall I will put some old sheets or rugs down to protect it.

    As far as removing down the road at some point... I don't know. I would assume it could be peeled up and the gel coat restored.
     
  13. Brett H

    Brett H Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    158
    Dec 12, 2009
    Lake Lanier, GA
    2004 550 Sundancer w/ MAN's - Unleashed
    Raymarine e127's; KVH HD7; Xantrex 3024 Inverter
    T-800 MAN's (D2848LE403)
    JimG,

    Thanks for the comments.

    Irie308,

    My diesel engines are mechanical so a bit sloppier than newer electronic engines therefore I get a bit of soot. For this and the occasional spill, I clean as needed with simple green and a stiff deck brush.

    When planning on doing bilge work, I'll occasionally grab a few scrap pieces of cardboard from the office.

    This product will scuff or damage but so will teak. Although this is cheaper and easier to replace the occasional panel. When removing, my understanding is the adhesive partially comes up with the panel but Acetone for the rest. Probably not fun but doable.
     
  14. FootballFan

    FootballFan Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Jun 20, 2012
    Florida
    Marquis 59
    MTU Series 60
    Looks very nice.
     
  15. GATORB8

    GATORB8 New Member

    13
    Jul 17, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    2017 19 SPX
    4.3L 220 HP w/ Alpha 1
    Any idea on how it compares to SeaDek? Price and/or quality.
     
  16. Bridog

    Bridog Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Oct 4, 2006
    Gulf Shores AL / Brick NJ
    2016 19SPX OB
    Mercury 150 4S OB
    Both look really nice.
     
  17. JimG

    JimG Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Nov 4, 2008
    Southern WV
    2007 310 DA
    Kohler 5ECD
    Twin 350 Mags
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drives
    From what I could tell... same quality, much cheaper.
     
  18. GATORB8

    GATORB8 New Member

    13
    Jul 17, 2017
    Chicago, IL
    2017 19 SPX
    4.3L 220 HP w/ Alpha 1
    Thanks! I have a pricing request into them... wonder if they can use the SeaDek dry fits I already paid for if they don't have a template.
     
  19. TALON

    TALON Member GOLD Sponsor

    149
    Sep 3, 2014
    NorCal
    '95 400 Express Cruiser,
    2003 C10X Caribe
    Twin 454 Mercuisers,
    15 HP Yamaha
    Both boats look amazing!! I'm sold, and waiting for a call back from Aqua Marine Deck. I sure hope they have a pattern for my 400 EC.
     
  20. marks737

    marks737 Member

    256
    Sep 15, 2009
    NJ
    2005 390 Sundancer
    Cummins QSB 5.9
    Wow. So beautiful. How do you keep your gel coat and cockpit so shiny!
     

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