The foredeck on my 28’ racer/cruiser has a molded dimpled pattern that’s totally ineffective. I want to apply a nonskid product over the existing surface. Suggestions?
What’s the boat? Do you have some pics?
Are you sure the issue isn’t that someone “contaminated” the surface with something? Sun screen, or a cleaner/wax that’s made it slippery?
You are both wrong. I've wiped the non-skid down with acetone to remove any contaminates. No effect. And it's a 2010 (not a 1980 model).No, I bet it's because the boat is 40 years old and the molded dimples are just worn off.
And screw from bottom like a Lafitte 44 so you don't have to worry about those pesky bungs.Lay a teak deck. h34r:
You misspelled "anchor"Non skid? Never been discussed before online, anyway what's the best antifoul...?
FTFYok, ok what's the best anchor, antifoul and nonskid also whats the best paint colour
The fun part having the screws in the teak deck from the bottom is periodically grinding them back after you've sliced open a foot or torn the ass of your shorts. Blood ruins the patina. My cockpit seats slats were done that way.And screw from bottom like a Lafitte 44 so you don't have to worry about those pesky bungs.
But in all seriousness...Treadmaster is easy to put down and a huge bitch to take off if you ever need to. We did our decks with Kiwigrip and I'm not sure I'd fully recommend it. Difficult get an even texture, easy to miss a bubble disguised as a bump, and hard to clean if you do anything other than a light texture.
Never intended my earlier response to be "snitty." Sorry guys.Well I'm surprised a 10 year old boat has such ineffective non-skid. Have you owned it long?
I'd be curious about the make/model too.
Treadmaster is probably too heavy for a racing oriented boat.
Raptordeck might be worth looking into.
The Harken stuff is pretty expensive. $16-12 sq.ft depending on what you format you buy. I would not try to lay 32" wide on a curved foredeck without at least 1 helper. Maybe the 18" wide stuff.
That's one of the big knocks on Kiwigrip. That said, I never thought mine looked dirty. Maybe it was just me Maybe the rest of my 9.1 wasn't that new or clean looking so the newer Kiwigriped section looked clean. Maybe it rained a lot in Norfolk VA and keep it clean. But it was not one of the complaints I personally had. YMMV.Read too many stories about Kiwigrip always looking dirty.