Category Archives: Boat Repair

Custom SeaDek for 17 Mitzi Skiff

I got a call from a customer up in South Carolina who was looking to convert a center console Mitzi Skiff into a side console.  While I get many customers who ask me to do all sorts of stuff there are things I will and also wont attempt.  I figured this one was better left for the guys over at Orange County Boatworks.  After they did the conversion there was no better way to cover up the evidence of the old center console than to lay down a SeaDek floor kit, after the holes were properly repaired of course.  We he decided to do a little more than just the floor and opted to do the entire boat.  Many customer like to add custom logos to the decking and this customer decided to keep it simple and clean by just adding Mitzi to the undergunnel pads.  Since removing the center console opened up a ton of space in the flats boat he also purchased a 65 Qt Yeti Tundra cooler from me to use as a coffin box and extra seating.  He came down to pick up his skiff and was very pleased with both the work performed by Orange County Boatworks as well as the work by Castaway Customs.  If you need any custom SeaDek, Yeti Coolers, or anything to trick out your skiff get in contact with me and if I can’t do it myself I can at least point you in the right direction.  You can reach me by phone at 321-537-2039 or by email at tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

    Overview of the cockpit
Overview of the cockpit
    A must have on any poling skiff is a pad on the platform
A must have on any poling skiff is a pad on the platform
    The front deck makes for a more comfortable day on the bow
The front deck makes for a more comfortable day on the bow
    The rear deck cleaned up nicely with cool gray over black SeaDek
The rear deck cleaned up nicely with cool gray over black SeaDek

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

SeaDek Floor Kits

I get many calls asking what is the most common area of a boat that people choose to cover.  The cockpit or floor area would have to be one of the most popular.  SeaDek comes in a variety of colors so we have something that will look good no matter what type of boat you have.  If you have a flats boat or skiff it will dampen sound and allow you sneak up on those spooky schools of fish a little easier.  SeaDek also works great if you are rebuilding or repairing an older boat.  SeaDek works great for covering up spider cracks and chips in your gel coat.  It not only covers, but also seals up the area so you don’t have to worry about moisture.  The cockpit of a boat also gets more traffic than other areas of the boat, so if you your nonskid has worn down or off, SeaDek provides great traction and makes your boat more safe.  We have many templates for floor kits so contact us to see if we have a pattern for your floor.  If we don’t we can line up an appointment to scan your floor.  If you have any questions you can email me at tyler@castawaycustoms.com or contact me at 321-537-2039.

Contender 27T cockpit kit
Gordon 16 Waterman floor kit