Category Archives: Boat Cushions

Custom SeaDek on Older Lake and Bay

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 SeaDekCustom 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 tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

Front deck showing its age
Front deck showing its age
A nice clean new look
A nice clean new look
The rear deck before SeaDek
The rear deck before SeaDek
After adding Storm Gray SeaDek
After adding Storm Gray SeaDek
Cockpit and gunnels need love too
Cockpit and gunnels need love too
SeaDek adding comfort and safety
SeaDek adding comfort and safety
Comfort while poling
Comfort while poling

Custom SeaDek Coaming Bolster Pads

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 tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

    A beautiful classic SeaCraft
A beautiful classic SeaCraft
    A view of the coaming pads looking aft
A view of the coaming pads looking aft
    The thinner coaming pads around the bow
The thinner coaming pads around the bow
    The full 360 degree bolsters look great on the boat
The full 360 degree bolsters look great on the boat
    Make sure to give Chris a call to go fishing
Make sure to give Chris a call to go fishing

 

 

27′ Contender SeaDek Cockpit Kit

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 tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

    Front cockpit of a 27 Contender with the non-skid worn off
Front cockpit of a 27 Contender with the non-skid worn off
    The front area of the floor looked brand new after the SeaDek
The front area of the floor looked brand new after the SeaDek
    A used and abused cockpit
A used and abused cockpit
    A new comfortable safe cockpit for fishing
A new comfortable safe cockpit for fishing
    Another view showing the detail of the custom SeaDek
Another view showing the detail of the custom SeaDek
A crows nest pad to provide some cushion and traction
A crows nest pad to provide some cushion and traction