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Anyone have any experience with covering a slick boat deck (a Grizzly)? I don't want to do carpet or vinyl. This is a metal bottom boat.

Rhino Lining? I'm afraid it would be slick too.

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I saw a truck done with a spray liner that looked like it had sand mixed in. I don't think it would be slick. I believe it was done someplace around Rogersville but I'm not sure.

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We used a Cabelas version of Rhino lining in our boats in Alaska last year. We sanded, but did not prime as directions said, due to not having any primer. On most boats, it lasted all season. My boat, it did not last too long at all, but while it lasted, it provided a nice none slip surface.

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Phil - Check out Seadek. I used it in my kayak, but it's made for boats. It's a non-skid, closed cell EVA foam material. It's self-adhesive, easy to cut, and comes in several different colors. And their customer service is phenomenal. I think you'd be very happy with it...



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the problems I have experienced with this Phil is the surface that you are going to adhear any product to if it isn't brand new, needs to be prepared very well. Primers are a must with any rubber compounds that you may use and for any eva foam the surface has to extremely clean before you attempt an application. I agree with MOsmallies the Seadek product is very cool but, you must be very diligent in preparing you surface before application otherwise, I don't care what product your using will not adhear correctly. Rhino liner has to much weight for me and the finshed product when dry is not tacky enough but, that stuff is killer in a truck bed. I have used Line-x, Scorpion, and Rhino and they all have their advantages and are all good product IF the person doing the insallation does their job correctly....ie preparing the surface before application.

IMO Scorpion would be the best for Marine applications because 1) it is the lightest of the three materials by far although Seadek is the lightest...which to me would be important in a boat for obvious reasons. 2) Scorpion's finished product is much more tacky and soft which gives you way more traction IMO.

all three would be a good choice if done properly and even the Seadek IMO is very good stuff .

Phil here are some marine applications from Scorpion to confuse you more....lol


and some Seadek marine applications pics....some of these people really did a crazy good job on their boats with this stuff and the dude with the green boat for fishing the flats is rediculous


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Another option is Kiwi Grip that you can buy from Bateau2.com. It's an epoxy paint that contains non-slip material. You will have to do prep as with any painting job, but it has received good reviews from the guys at the forum there.

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