Category Archives: Offshore Boats

23 Bluewater Coaming Bolsters and Helm Pad

Just finished up a job on a 23 Bluewater.  Bluewater Boats builds a very nice offshore center console boat and the owner decided to call me up to add a helm pad and coaming bolsters to the boat.  Most of the Bluewater Boats are what they call a two piece boat.  The only downside with a two piece boat is that you don’t have a toe kick area which means if you are leaning against the gunnel your toes are hitting the liner of the boat.  On any offshore fishing boat, especially a two piece boat, having bolster pads is a must.  It makes fighting a fish much more comfortable.  Another must have on an offshore boat is a helm pad.  Castaway Customs does many custom helm pads and the nice thing is to order one most of the time all that is required are some simple dimensions.  We decided to go with 15mm pad which is cool gray over bright blue.  The bright blue color accented nicely with the canvas and boot stripe color on the boat.  Now the customer can ride and also fish comfortably.  If you are looking to add a custom helm pad or coaming bolsters to your boat you can contact me at tyler@castawaycustoms.com.  We have a variety of colors to choose from and can also add the name of your boat or a fish logo to the pad.

The helm area before SeaDek
The helm area before SeaDek
The helm area after SeaDek
The helm area after SeaDek
Another view of the foot rest
Another view of the foot rest
Port side gunnel before custom SeaDek bolster pads
    Port side gunnel after custom SeaDek bolster pads
Port side gunnel after custom SeaDek bolster pads
    Transom before installing coaming bolsters
Transom before installing coaming bolsters
    Transom after installing coaming bolsters
Transom after installing coaming bolsters

 

Maverick 17 HPX-V Tender on Garlington Sportfishing Yacht

Castaway Customs just finished a trip down to Islamorada to install custom SeaDek on a Maverick HPX-V sitting on the bow of a Garlington.  The boat captain was tired of slipping on the nonskid and looking for something to make those long days fishing more comfortable.  We decide to deck out everything to give the boat a fresh new look.  We decided to go with a cool gray over storm gray to give it a nice subtle look.  The original carpet in the skiff, although not that old, was starting to fall off and look a little dingy so we also decide to upgrade to SeaDek on the undergunnels.  This is a very popular option on the Maverick line of boats and any flats boat really.  We also decked out a couple of Yeti Coolers with Hogfish logos on them for the boat.  Keep checking back in for a write up on the cockpit of the big boat.  We are working on a neat job for her.  If you are interested in getting any custom SeaDek work done on your boat, no matter how big or small, feel free to contact me at tyler@castawaycustoms.com

    The view looking down from the upper helm
The view looking down from the upper helm
    A closer look at the full layout
A closer look at the full layout
    Notice the attention to detail
Notice the attention to detail
    A neat view from the bow
A neat view from the bow
The floor kit helps to quiet the boat down
The floor kit helps to quiet the boat down
    No more nasty carpet
No more nasty carpet
    Mmmmmm tasty
Mmmmmm tasty
    A view of the Garlington
A view of the Garlington

Custom SeaDek for Rampage 34 Express

Captain Troy Sapp is a fishing guide based out of West Central Florida fishes what they call the Nature Coast of Florida.  He guides out of a Maverick 21′ Master Angler as well as this Rampage 34′ Express.  He wanted to know if the SeaDek product could dampen the growl of 920 HP diesels under the floor.  The sound deadening ability is one characteristic of SeaDek that is often overlooked or forgot about.  From a large Sportfish or express style boat like Troy’s Rampage to a small flats boat or skiff, SeaDek definitely quiets a boat down.  He also was looking for something with comfort and traction which SeaDek also provides.  After deciding upon the colors I made a trip back over to install the boat.  The pictures don’t do the boat justice.  The marlin logo designed by Boldwater really sets the boat off.  The black border around the beach sand is a very nice color combination which really pops also.  The boat looked like a brand new boat after it was installed.  For more info on getting custom SeaDek for your boat contact Castaway Customs at 321-537-2039 or shoot me an email at tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

    The cockpit view from the fly bridge on the boat
The cockpit view from the fly bridge on the boat
    The step to the helm area before SeaDek
The step to the helm area before SeaDek
    After the SeaDek was installed with an awesome Marlin logo designed by Boldwater
After the SeaDek was installed with an awesome Marlin logo designed by Boldwater
    Another view of the lower helm area
Another view of the lower helm area

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