Slippery swim platform

Discussion in 'Sport Cruisers' started by Coz, Apr 1, 2019.

  1. OllieC

    OllieC Active Member

    Mar 11, 2013
    Sara Belle
    2005 Weekender 215
    Mercruiser 5.0 mpi, Bravo III
    Why not add a snap in carpet like Infinity or snap in SeaDek? Softer on the feet & buttocks. Then you can remove it when not in use?
  2. Todd320

    Todd320 Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jul 21, 2016
    St. Petersburg, FL
    2007 Sea Ray 320DA
    Twin V-drive 5.7L 350 Horizon
    I slipped on mine recently. One leg with iPhone and wallet went into the saltwater between the dock and the platform, the other leg was spread out across the platform, I was barely holding onto the cleat, and my head was resting on the dock!!
    I was carrying clothes from the car (parked in the dusty gravel parking lot) AND the rubber on my shoes was hard as a rock from age. After slipping on the ramp, boat and then at the house on concrete, finally ditched the shoes and I’m good to go again.
    Back to the point, it was not the diamond non skid decking, it was the slippery ^*+*^!!@& bleep bleep bleeping shoes.
  3. Stee6043

    Stee6043 Well-Known Member

    Jun 1, 2015
    West Michigan
    1997 Sundancer 400
    7.4L Gassers
    I'm just trying to figure out if this is a problem with the swim platforms or if you guys just drink too much!!!

    All this slippin' and fallin'....we sound like a commercial for Life Alert....
    Jeff42899 and Todd320 like this.
  4. Luna Sea

    Luna Sea New Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 19, 2019
    Pensacola, Florida
    2007 Sundancer 310
    Kohler 5kw Gen.
    SImrad electronics
    2 Brand new Twin 350 Mags.
    Mine is not slippery
  5. Sublimetime

    Sublimetime Active Member

    Oct 22, 2007
    clifton nj
    420 da
    Don't ditch the old shoes-- every so often,usually when I feel the boat shoes or old sneakers getting slippery I lay a sheet of 36 or 40 grit sand paper on the ground and grind the shoe soles into the paper. Skuff back and forth a few times and it will expose some new stickier rubber. Works like a charm.
    techmitch likes this.
  6. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
    Yep or good ol concrete.
  7. spikedaddy99

    spikedaddy99 Active Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 11, 2008
    Prentice, Wi
    2005 500 DB
    Our 07 was not slippery.
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  8. wayne0

    wayne0 Active Member

    May 4, 2014
    Newburyport, Ma.
    2000 340 Sundancer
    Twin 7.4 ltr.V-drives
    My 2000 340 isn't slippery unless you add some soap. Then it's a bitch!!
  9. Chris-380

    Chris-380 Active Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    Pontoon Beach IL
    380 Sundancer 2000
    454 Horizon w/V drives
    On my dock, we have 7 sea rays, and it's all over the board. My 2000 380 sea ray is not slick at all
    1999 380 is slick as snot
    2001 380 is between mine and the 1999
    2001 310 is slick as snot
    2002 300 has the diamond pattern like on the foredeck
    1999 340 is slick as snot
    2002 340 is not slick
  10. TimW

    TimW New Member

    Jul 2, 2018
    2003 260 Sundancer
    350 MAG MPI
    Tri-axle venture trailer
    F250 diesel truck
    350 MAG MPI
    2003 260 Sundancer here and not slippery at all.
  11. PMC

    PMC Well-Known Member

    Apr 10, 2009
    Long Island, NY
    2001 40 Sedan Bridge
    Cummins 6CTA
    Back when i had the 280Da, I was polishing with the wheel (3M Finesse IT). The top decking had that diamond pattern non skid pattern. It was dirty and I started to hit it with the machine. It cleaned up well and I I did the entire boat.......Although the boat looked incredible, it was NOT walkable for at least 2 weeks. Break your neck, type slippery. Never again will I use "shinny wax" products on non skid!

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