Recently completed a job for a customer who has a 1994 Lake and Bay. The non-skid had been repainted once before, but it was starting to wear through in several different places and show its age. While searching out the different options for marine traction and non-skid he stumbled across SeaDek. Custom SeaDek was not only the option he was looking for, but also the solution to other problems. Over time, boats that are used and fished hard like many of the Lake and Bay tend to show some age and small spider cracks are bound to happen no matter what brand or build of boat you have. While you don’t want to cover over any structural issues, using SeaDek to cover small spider cracks seals them up and hides them giving the boat a nice new look. This particular customer also fishes many tournaments and spends long days on the water. The anti fatigue characteristics and cushion provided by adding SeaDek to your boat can really make those long days tournament fishing or just fun fishing more enjoyable. We decide to go with a single color 5mm foam for this particular boat. The storm gray is one of the more popular colors because it is fairly neutral ,so it goes well with most boats and being a little darker tends to hide dirt well. One of the most frequent questions I get asked, and one asked by this particular customer was if the SeaDek gets hot. Since SeaDek is a closed cell foam and fairly then it doesn’t retain heat. What this means is when you first step on the pads if they have been sitting out baking in the sun you will notice they are warm, but not particularly warmer than any other deck and once you stand there for a second or two it disperses heat very quickly. If you are interested in adding custom SeaDek to your skiff, bay boat, or offshore center console you can contact Castaway Customs at email@example.com.
Got a call from a customer who wanted to deck out pretty much his entire 31 Fountain. The offshore center console was pretty much gutted when he purchased it so he was rebuilding the way he wanted to adding some nice custom touches. The boat was recently wrapped so the customer wanted something darker and brighter than our stock caribbean blue color to help accent his boat wrap. Fortunately we had enough of a custom color laying around to make what he wanted. A few nice features on this boat are the thicker helm pad with the Fountain logo to offer more cushioning and comfort while driving. We also decided to cover the floor, steps, and cuddy area with 8mm foam which was a combination of the 3mm brighter blue over our 5mm stock caribbean blue. This not only helps reduce fatigue, but also works excellent as a traction. Another very popular option I have done on several boats lately is a pad for the top of the console. This helps to keep things like your iPhone from sliding around when underway. If you are interested in having custom SeaDek designed and installed you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I recently did a job for Capt. Chris Walter of Get Bent Sportfishing out of Hawks Cay Marina in Duck Key Florida. Chris restored an older 23′ SeaCraft and had some customers complaining about needing bolster pads while fighting fish so your thighs and legs don’t hurt at the end of a long day on the water. Chris contacted me and wanted to get some custom SeaDek coaming bolster pads designed so I had him pull some basic measurements off of the boat and I cut and shipped the pads down to him. With the easy peel and stick application, it makes applying the pads very simple. You don’t have to worry about drilling any holes in the boat at all. If you are interested in getting a set of custom coaming bolster pads made for your boat contact Castaway Customs at 321-537-2039 or shoot me an email to email@example.com.
I met Capt. Steven Tejera of Knot Tight Charters a while ago while traveling throughout South Florida working. Steven is a young captain who is passionate about fishing and knows the waters of South Florida and the Keys offshore and inshore. This is the offshore boat he runs and wanted to make the boat a little more comfortable for those long days on the water. He primarily uses the boat for sailfishing so we had Boldwater create us a custom sailfish logo for the boat. The custom logos are a nice way to make your boat a little different from the next. Castaway Customs can add boat names, fish designs, or almost any logos to your pads. Capt. Steven was extremely happy with the job and will be doing the upper station on the boat soon so stay tuned for updates. If you would like to add custom SeaDek to your boat contact Castaway Customs at 321-537-2039 or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It seems in these economic times many people are choosing to buy used boats instead of new boats. The only problem with buying used is sometimes these boats need a little TLC. A recent customer bought a 27′ Contender and decided he was going to fix her up. The non-skid had essentially worn off on the entire cockpit of the boat so he gave me a call. SeaDek provides great traction and is an excellent option instead of reapplying new non-skid. Not only do you not have to worry about slipping, but it also makes a long day on the water much more comfortable and enjoyable due to the cushion of the SeaDek. As you can see from the before and after pictures, the boat looks like a new boat once the installation was finished up. If you would like to deck out your Contender, or any boat for that matter feel free to contact me at 321-537-2039 or email me at email@example.com.