SeaDek

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mjmason1, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. mjmason1

    mjmason1 New Member

    533
    Oct 19, 2013
    Fall River, MA
    1996 400 Sedan Bridge
    3116ta Cats
    I am sure this has come up before. I am thinking of using SeaDek. What the concensus? Good, bad or indifferent.
     
  2. hblock72

    hblock72 Member

    165
    May 11, 2009
    Salisbury, NC (High Rock Lake)
    2007 185 sport w/wakeboard package
    4.3 TKS
    I just ordered some samples yesterday. Thinking about putting it on my swim platform. Seems to be well liked from what I can tell.
     
  3. rggale

    rggale New Member

    93
    Feb 15, 2015
    United States
    Sea Ray 270 SLX 2005
    Mercruiser 383 Stroker
    Do it. You won't be sorry.
     
  4. Craigalan

    Craigalan New Member

    428
    Sep 15, 2014
    Great Lakes
    2000 Sundancer 270 with all the fixins...
    Merc 7.4, 310 horses
    That material looks really nice. Are there any advantages other than looks?
     
  5. Do Over

    Do Over Member

    981
    Aug 9, 2014
    Lake of the Ozarks
    2002 340DA
    8.1 Horizons
    put "Seadek" in the search and you'll end up with copious amounts of reading on it...it's been discussed several times recently....good luck.
     
  6. Searaybio270

    Searaybio270 Active Member

    Jul 8, 2010
    Bush River on the Cheasapeake Bay
    1996 EC, Garmin 3210, Dinghy - Seadoo Jet boat with twin 85 horse. Fun and Fast.
    7.4 MC 360 HP each
    Westerbeke 7KW
    I did my entire swim platform in Seadek. Love it. Doing the cockpit area this summer.
     
  7. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    I just ordered samples a few days ago also. I'm planning on doing either Plasdeck, Flexiteek or SeaDek in my cockpit and on the bridge steps. It would be interesting to see the price difference between them if anyone is willing to share quotes.
     
  8. BrewCrew

    BrewCrew Member

    62
    Apr 23, 2013
    Grand Haven, Michigan
    2001 460 DA
    Cummins 6CTA
    I did my swim platform and entrance to the cockpit last year. Feels great on the feet, better footing than the non skid fiberglass and generates lots of compliments. After one year, I have no complaints. I chose it for ease of installation and value compared to the other alternatives. I installed it one morning prior to leaving for a weekend trip, before the family even woke up. PM me if you'd like a picture.
     
  9. Fly'n Family

    Fly'n Family Active Member

    571
    Sep 19, 2013
    TX / CO
    2002 Cruisers Yachts 3870
    2003 Boston Whaler Sport 130 w/40 hp Merc
    Twin 425hp Crusaders
    I just got pricing from our canvas guy on SeaDek while the new canvas is being created. Had to rub my eyes at the numbers......maybe next year.
     
  10. Sageslinger

    Sageslinger New Member

    22
    Mar 13, 2014
    Watts Bar Lake, Tennessee
    1998 Sundancer SE 270
    454 Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    My SeaDek was installed last year and it is great. I have two small ones and kids are always off and on the boat. Didn't have to worry about the bust your butt factor. Both my extended and standard swim platforms were done. I would like to have it on the floor at the captains chair. I am fine with carpet everywhere else. I like the feel of carpet on my feet when it is cool in the evening.
     
  11. twomad

    twomad New Member

    146
    Jul 13, 2009
    1000 islands
    88 300 weekender/sold
    97 230 ov 5.7 efi
    5.7 efi bravo 111
    I put it on my swimplatform 2yrs. ago and I went with there white color and found it very hard to get various stains out. Should have gone with a darker color.
     
  12. Z-Worthy

    Z-Worthy Member

    380
    Jun 20, 2014
    Sandusky, OH
    1997 400 DA
    300hp CAT 3116s
    Anyone with the "faux teak" SeaDek have any problems with the indentations where they bevel down to the lower laminate? I saw it at the boatshow and found it uncomfortable to walk on barefoot because it's wasn't flat. The entire product was a lot thicker than I expected. They told me on a large enough surface you don't notice it, but it's enough of a concern to push me towards other flat options.
     
  13. quality time

    quality time Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2007
    Upper Chesapeake Bay
    2003 480DB and Kencraft 190 CC
    QSM11's
    I just received my SeaDek samples and was also surprised by the depth of the grooves and the thickness. I don't think this product is for me so I will be looking at Plasdeck after reading the current threads and positive comments.
     
  14. Ray Ray

    Ray Ray Member

    82
    Jun 29, 2010
    Aquia Creek/Potomac River in Northern Virginia
    2007 340 Sundancer w/C80, SmartCraft and Kohler 5E Genny
    T-VD-8.1 S Horizons
    I found the feel of SeaDek pretty desirable, but the concern of staining, potential tears/cuts and the few stories I read about the adhesive coming loose (and a couple boats I witnessed with this problem) also helped push me back to Plasdeck. I also had concerns about water absorption, but I see that may not necessarily be a problem with the closed cell construct of the material.

    Yes, the "grout" grooves are more deeply cut into the product and not uniformly flat across the surface, but nothing that would cause a tripping hazard. If anything, I think those grooves would assist with drainage. I'd be more concerned with the wear and tear sustainability in higher traffic areas of the boat......would assume that's when the varied depth of the product would show up and start affecting the overall appearance over time.
     
  15. Ray Ray

    Ray Ray Member

    82
    Jun 29, 2010
    Aquia Creek/Potomac River in Northern Virginia
    2007 340 Sundancer w/C80, SmartCraft and Kohler 5E Genny
    T-VD-8.1 S Horizons
    I can tell you the price of Flexiteek is higher than Plasdeck, and the SeaDek product is not far off of either of them. For my application, Plasdeck won the pricing game hands down.
     
  16. Rocket

    Rocket Member GOLD Sponsor

    549
    Jan 14, 2008
    Long Island NY
    2007 48 Sundancer
    Previous: 2004 420DA, 2007 320DA, 2006 240DA
    Cummins QSC 540 8.3
    My Flexiteek installed will cost about $70 per square foot. But keep in mind i have full borders on all edges, hatches and mounts.
    THis hasnt been installed yet.
    image.jpg
     
  17. Ray Ray

    Ray Ray Member

    82
    Jun 29, 2010
    Aquia Creek/Potomac River in Northern Virginia
    2007 340 Sundancer w/C80, SmartCraft and Kohler 5E Genny
    T-VD-8.1 S Horizons
  18. Sageslinger

    Sageslinger New Member

    22
    Mar 13, 2014
    Watts Bar Lake, Tennessee
    1998 Sundancer SE 270
    454 Mercruiser w/ Bravo III
    This is what my SeaDek looks like on my swim platform. I like the thickness and softness on the swim platform because my family does a lot of lounging and playing from there. Lots of time spent hanging out on that pad. Mine is a solid mat with a knobby finish, with just the routed indention's for the lettering and cutouts on the extended.

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    I would be really interested in the Marine Mat in the cockpit. I was looking at new carpet next year anyway. That may make for a better option.
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2015
  19. copb8tx

    copb8tx Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    Lake Texoma, TX
    2005 420 Sundancer
    T-8.1S Horizons
    I've had SeaDek through a summer now. Everyone who's walked on it have commented on how comfortable it is. It's also far grippier under foot than the standard Sea Ray non-slip surface. No problems with peeling or staining yet however the boat is stored under cover and washed regularly so I don't know how it'd hold up exposed to the elements constantly or in salt water.
     
  20. Tough Life

    Tough Life Member

    60
    Jan 8, 2007
    Chesapeake Bay
    310 Sundancer 1999
    5.7 350 Mags
    A little late to this party but I have installed the SeaDek on my 310DA this season and so far I'm a fan. It is important to clean the surface thoroughly in order for the adhesive to bond to the surface and it is also important to make sure the edges of each piece is securely attached or you may get water underneath them.

    I have the faux teak but don't have any indentations. I love the feel when walking on it and I have much more confidence that I won't be slipping when wet. I'm sure the other products mentioned offer the same quality as well.
     

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