Category Archives: Helm Pad

Custom SeaDek on Sea Hunt BX 22 Pro

In the world of boating you have several types of boats.  Many of them are very specific such as technical poling skiffs on one end of the spectrum and large sport fishing boats on the other end.  For the average boater, either one of these options aren’t what they are searching for.  A very popular style style boat and the staple of many boat manufactures are the models that appeal to a larger audience.  The bay boat market is huge especially in Florida because of the versatility it offers.  While you may not be able to pole it on a shallow flat in Mosquito Lagoon, you can use a trolling motor to run deeper edges or bars searching for fish.  The higher freeboard also allows you traverse open water safely and comfortably.  A bay boat also makes a great family boat because you can carry more people and many of them are setup with flip up and forward seating to make it comfortable for the wife and kids.  Those added comforts were the draw for this particular customer and he decide to go one step further in order to make his boat a little more comfortable and safe for the family by adding custom SeaDek.  On this particular job the owner had a few issues with slipping on the deck so the non skid provided by the SeaDek, even when wet, had great appeal.  For standard deck and floor applications either a single color 5mm or a two tone 6mm, a combination of two 3mm colors combined, are what Castaway Customs recommends.  This particular customer was looking for something that would provide a little more cushion for his family to layout on the decks of the boat, so we decided to go with an 8mm thickness.  The cool gray over black color combination is very popular and looked great as it added some slight contrast.  Whether you are looking to completely deck out a boat or simply just add a helm pad or some coaming bolsters, if you are looking to add any SeaDek to your bay boat whether it be a Sea Hunt like this particular boat or any other brand like a Pathfinder, contact Castaway Customs at tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

The front deck before SeaDek install
The front deck before SeaDek install
The front deck after Custom SeaDek
The front deck after Custom SeaDek
The slippery rear deck
The slippery rear deck
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SeaDek non skid added
The helm area
The helm area
No more cooler sliding around
No more cooler sliding around

Custom SeaDek for Estero Fire Department Boat

I recently got a call from Capt. Glen Brownlee who works for Estero Fire Rescue down in Lee County; I did some work for a few friends of his and he thought it would be a great idea to add custom SeaDek to the work boat in order to make it more comfortable and safe while on the water.  SeaDek provides an excellent traction even when wet and makes for a safe working environment.  The boat is a 22′ Boca Grande built by Panga Marine in Sarasota, FL.  The Panga hull design is a tried and true design and real workhorse that has proven itself throughout Central America.  The customer decided to go with a single 5mm Storm Gray material which is a good application for the floor, front deck, and gunnel tops of the boat.  We went with a 10mm helm pad to add a little extra cushion when running through some rough water.  If you are interested in having custom SeaDek designed and installed in your boat you can contact me at tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

Panga Marine 22' Boca Grande
Panga Marine 22′ Boca Grande
The front deck with 5mm Storm Gray
The front deck with 5mm Storm Gray
A view of the cockpit
A view of the cockpit
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A 10mm helm pad
The rear cockpit floor
The rear cockpit floor

 

22 Pathfinder Bay Boat Custom SeaDek

If there is a staple in boating industry for bay boats, it has the be the Pathfinder bay boat.  The 22 Pathfinder is one of the models built out of the same factory that produces the Maverick flats boats and also the Hewes line of skiffs.  It seems like no matter where I’m on the road working, or on the water fishing I always seem to see a Pathfinder bay boat.  While there are a few different styles of the 22 Pathfinder, this particular boat is just the standard model.  The customer was looking for a way to make his time on the water more comfortable and also give his boat a fresh new look.  Castaway Customs designed a floor kit to cover the entire cockpit of the boat including the helm pad area and also under the leaning post to provide a cooler pad.  Check out the before and after pictures to see what a difference the SeaDek makes.  We decided to cover everything in 8mm cool gray over storm gray.  While many customer choose black as a bottom color, this particular boat didn’t have very many black accents so the subtle change from the cool gray to storm gray was a nice clean look.  If you are interested in having any custom SeaDek work done to your boat you can contact me at tyler@castawaycustoms.com or by phone at 321-537-2039.

    Front deck before SeaDek
Front deck before SeaDek
    Front deck after SeaDek
Front deck after SeaDek
    Rear deck before SeaDek
Rear deck before SeaDek
    Rear deck after SeaDek
Rear deck after SeaDek
    Cockpit floor before SeaDek
Cockpit floor before SeaDek
    Cockpit floor after SeaDek
Cockpit floor after SeaDek
    Helm area with console foot pads
Helm area with console foot pads
    Cooler pad and rear cockpit floor
Cooler pad and rear cockpit floor
    Overview from bow to stern
Overview from bow to stern

Cruisers Yachts Teak and Holly Marine Flooring

This was another job I completed on my trip up to New England.  This particular boat was located in Mystic, Connecticut.  The model is a 3570 Cruisers Yacht.  The owner had carpet in the boat which ended up holding dirt and moisture.  He decided to go with the faux teak and holly SeaDek to replace the carpet.  On a previous project the owner had installed some Amtico teak and holly plywood flooring in the cabin of the boat so I designed the teak to match the width of the previously installed material.  As you can see from the pictures it ended up looking great and matching quite nicely with interior flooring.  In the future the owner plans on doing the swim platform to match the cockpit of the boat.  SeaDek is a great addition to any cabin cruiser style boat and will make you boating experience more enjoyable.  For more information on custom SeaDek products feel free to contact me at tyler@castawaycustoms.com, or give me a call at 321-537-2039.

    Cockpit view of the teak and holly SeaDek
Cockpit view of the teak and holly SeaDek
    Another view of the seating area
Another view of the seating area
    The head area on the boat is another great option for SeaDek
The head area on the boat is another great option for SeaDek
    The helm pad in faux teak looks great
The helm pad in faux teak looks great