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    Re: Time to Re-deck!

    When I redid my whole boat I ended up going with Pettit EZ-Decks... I really liked the way it turned out and it’s durability.... comes in a few different colors... it also doesn’t hurt bare feet


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    Re: Time to Re-deck!

    I added sand to some type of paint (can't remember what kind) when I redid an older boat deck. Worked out pretty good to improve traction.

    Good luck,
    Here they come!

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    Re: Time to Re-deck!

    Quote Originally Posted by sprig1 View Post
    That's what I was going to put on my deck. It's been so long since I was able to work on the boat I can't remember if I bought it 26 years ago or just planned to since if I did it's in a very large storage unit full of great ideas at that time. I do know I bought a gallon of GluVit to use back then that I haven't opened. I'm sure it's still good.
    Oh man, time to get that boat back on the water! Lol

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    Re: Time to Re-deck!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ldubs View Post
    Check out a product called Tuff Coat. I have not used it personally but hear a lot of good things about it. Warning, it is $$.
    That's what I was going to put on my deck. It's been so long since I was able to work on the boat I can't remember if I bought it 26 years ago or just planned to since if I did it's in a very large storage unit full of great ideas at that time. I do know I bought a gallon of GluVit to use back then that I haven't opened. I'm sure it's still good.

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    Re: Time to Re-deck!

    Check out a product called Tuff Coat. I have not used it personally but hear a lot of good things about it. Warning, it is $$.

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    Re: Time to Re-deck!

    I'll give you my experience as a cautionary tale.
    I have a 22' Bayrunner center console that I had the steering cable pull the swaged S.S. end off while fishing at Hell Hole. I figured since it was going to get a new steering cable that was put under strain when the motor tilted I'd change from cable to hydraulic steering. Since I was going to change the steering in such a radical way, now was the time to remove the wood decking and replace it with aluminum sheeting since I've never liked wood in a boat due to rotting and maintenance. Here's where it might affect you. If you have a wood deck in very good condition, leave it if you're older than 40 because it will probably last as long as you do. If it's wood look into treating it with the best wood preservative for boats that you can find before you put any finish/ cover on it. If you coat the deck think about mixing in something for traction that is soft like cork although I've used walnut hulls for grit. It's harder so lasts longer. Pick as light a color coating as you can stand. Why? Because the grit is important for traction when you have fish gurry all over the deck and no longer have carpet. White? Because there will be times when you'll be barefoot or somebody else will be and dark uncarpeted decks are HOT! A black deck will cook you and your fish and your tackle boxes if you put them on the deck. If it's aluminum decking be sure and do the right prep for the coating which is an alodine process and then Zinc chromate primer before the coating. Don't do that and you risk corrosion forming under the coating from sea water and blisters forming that lift it up.
    Finally, don't do any more than what needs to be done. I should have just replaced the cable and kept on fishing. I got too ambitious and divorced at the same time which as a result means the boat hasn't been finished and hasn't run in 27 years. The decks look wonderful however.
    Last edited by sprig1; 03-26-2020 at 09:25 PM.

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    Re: Time to Re-deck!

    This is good stuff and you got a sprayer so it will come out nice.

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    Hi all.
    Hope everyone is staying healthy and working. Many people that I know have been let go and are being told to file for unemployment. I've been so busy with work and fishing every chance that I get that this entire thing seems like it happened over night to me.
    Anyways, I figure that this is as good a time as any to finally rip that carpet up off of my 1988 Lund. I had a hell of a time last year when halibut fishing with my hooks getting stuck in the carpet and the fish rolling and snapping them. I want to be cheap and rip everything up and use my paint sprayer to shoot a coat of some high traction paint. I originally wanted to do some CDeck type material but I just don't think it is necessary since this thing is the furthest thing from a show boat. I just want it to keep us in place and clean easy. I don't like to let fish hang over the edge in the bay since I've had something take a half of halibut so I usually let my fish bleed on the deck.
    Any suggestions of what kind of paint and additives as well as where to buy them would be greatly appreciated.

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