Faux Teak

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by Pairadocs, May 14, 2016.

  1. Pairadocs

    Pairadocs Member

    31
    Jan 15, 2016
    Fenton, MI/Tawas City, MI
    400 Sundancer 1998
    3116 Caterpillar
    Looking for some input on Faux Teak products. I am looking at something to place on the swim platform of my 4oo DA. Looking to set off the back end as well as giving some traction to the area. I have looked at Flexiteek and Plasteak. Not sure how they hold up and don't want to put something on that I will regret. Does anyone have any opinions and/or suggestions? Thanks
     
  2. Riptide III

    Riptide III Active Member

    450
    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC Twin 135 Mercs
    :
    I did my boat from helm to platform in SeaDek. I love and have never looked back. It is comfortable to walk on and lay on.
     
  3. Riptide III

    Riptide III Active Member

    450
    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC Twin 135 Mercs
    :
  4. Z-Worthy

    Z-Worthy Member

    378
    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandusky, OH
    1997 400 DA
    300hp CAT 3116s
    I've been kicking this around for 2 seasons now without pulling the trigger. I'll give you my observations after a few years of looking:

    Plasdeck (plasteak) is the cheapest of the hard products, but also least realistic, most slick, and the hottest if you get a true teak color. Their CoolTeak options are cooler, but also a lot lighter in color. Price is going to be roughly 70% of FlexiTeak (you might find different pricing depending on your location).

    FlexiTeak is the most realistic and most natural "feeling" to bare feet. But it's also the most expensive. The new 2G is noticeably cooler, but still gets fairly hot in the sun.

    Both of those will pick up stain and need to be pressure washed or sanded to remove heavy stains.

    SeaDeck is a soft spongy material, and has to be made in smaller panels so you get a lot is seems. It's also very 3-dimensional: some people love it some people hate it. And it will definitely need to be replaced after 5-7yrs. Also picks up stains, but it's easier to wash off.

    I just can't bring myself to pull the trigger because they all have disadvantages that prevent me from justifying the cost. But I keep considering it!
     
  5. Riptide III

    Riptide III Active Member

    450
    Dec 8, 2007
    Dartmouth MA
    1997 Sea Ray 400DA
    Cat 3116 TA
    1994 Sea Ray Laguna CC Twin 135 Mercs
    :
    I disagree. There are zero signs of wear in the high traffic areas on my boat after our first year. Then again, we don't wear shoes in our boat but I doubt any of you do either. I am very impressed with the abuse it will take. All are Goode choices.
     
  6. katricol

    katricol Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Mar 4, 2008
    LONG ISLAND SOUND
    2000 540DA
    CAT 3196 660 HP
    I have flexiteek and love it. Looks great but does get hot, so you have to wear shoes or sandals no big deal to us
     
  7. Pairadocs

    Pairadocs Member

    31
    Jan 15, 2016
    Fenton, MI/Tawas City, MI
    400 Sundancer 1998
    3116 Caterpillar
    Thanks for your insight
     
  8. Pairadocs

    Pairadocs Member

    31
    Jan 15, 2016
    Fenton, MI/Tawas City, MI
    400 Sundancer 1998
    3116 Caterpillar
    You sound a little like the predicament that prompted me to post this. I am really split between the optimal product as well. Sounds like you are leaning towards Flexiteak if anything at this point (great features if you can deal with the heat). My fear is making an application with the less than ideal product that I am then "stuck" with. Thanks
     
  9. Robski97

    Robski97 Well-Known Member

    Jan 15, 2007
    North Bellmore, NY
    44DA
    Cummins QSC 8.3's
    Late to the thread but we did Flexiteak as well . No issues. no regrets

    Rob
     
  10. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    I think we're into our third season of SeaDek and it looks brand new. We are in a covered slip so that may or may not make a difference.

    SeaDek Pic.jpg
     
  11. Marc C.

    Marc C. New Member

    36
    Jun 24, 2014
    Milwaukee Yacht Club
    56 Sedan Bridge, 1999

    Dinghy: Mercury 350 RIB

    New duel Raymarine 125 plotters and complete polycar
    CAT 3406
    Very late to this thread but just installed AquaTrac through TT Custom Marine and love it. Pics attached. It's the "squishy" type because we needed to have traction on the stairs to the bridge.

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  12. DjNiki4

    DjNiki4 Member

    95
    Sep 26, 2016
    NJ/NY/CT
    2004 260 Sundancer
    MAG 350
    Hi @copb8tx if its not a secret how much did it cost you
     
  13. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    I purchased this off of Ebay and installed... 2017-10-15 12.40.52.jpg
     
  14. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    I seem to recall it was around $3,500, maybe $3,700 installed. We had several boats done at the same time and a guy flew out from Florida to Texas to first do the measurements and then back to do the installs.
     
  15. Jus the two of us

    Jus the two of us Member GOLD Sponsor

    77
    Dec 7, 2015
    United States Lake Cumberland
    1998 Sundancer 450
    3116 Cats
    We done the Flexiteak 2 years ago, Looks like real wood, Is a little hot in the sun. No regrets, Would do it again.
     

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