Category Archives: Yeti Coolers

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

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 on Ranger Banshee Extreme

I got a call the other day from Travis Tucker who runs a Ranger Banshee Extreme and fishes many redfish tournaments.  Travis had seen my custom SeaDek work on another boat and knew that is what he wanted on his boat.  We organized a time a place and place to meet up so I could scan the boat to make sure everything fit perfectly.  We completely covered the boat from the cockpit and decks to the poling platform and Yeti Cooler.  He will now have an easier time sneaking up on those spooky redfish in tournaments and also be nice and comfortable after a long day on the water.  Here are a few before and after shots, that really emphasize the difference that custom SeaDek can make to your skiff.  If you are interested in decking out your boat, big or small, give me shout at 321-537-2039 or shoot me an email at tyler@castawaycustoms.com.

    This is a before shot of the front deck
This is a before shot of the front deck
    This is an after shot of the front deck. The Ranger logo and ruler stick really set it off.
This is an after shot of the front deck. The Ranger logo and ruler stick really set it off.
    This is a before shot of the cockpit of the boat.
This is a before shot of the cockpit of the boat.
    This is an after shot of the cockpit. We changed out the stock side gunnel pads to match the rest of the boat.
This is an after shot of the cockpit. We changed out the stock side gunnel pads to match the rest of the boat.
    Before SeaDek on the Yeti Cooler and rear deck
Before SeaDek on the Yeti Cooler and rear deck
    After adding SeaDek to the Yeti Cooler and rear deck
After adding SeaDek to the Yeti Cooler and rear deck

SeaDek Cooler Pads

Coolers are a must have on any boat; whether you are using it as a fish box, to keep some drinks cold, or just as dry storage.  Coolers are very versatile and can be used for many other applications on boats.  Coolers can also be used as seating, casting platforms, and steps.  SeaDek cooler pads are great addition to any cooler because they make the cooler more versatile.  Many cooler tops are fairly slick surfaces so standing or using them as a step may be dangerous, adding SeaDek to the top provides traction needed.  Coolers also tend to slide around while running in a boat so have pads to stick to bottom of the coolers to lessen the chances of movement.  As a seat, most coolers tops are not the most comfortable thing to sit on so sticking a piece of SeaDek to the top adds comfort.  We can make custom cooler pads in different thicknesses to provide extra cushion also.  Like all of the Castaway Customs products you can add custom logos or designs to make it your own.  If you purchase a Yeti Cooler from us we also provide a free 5mm or 6mm cooler top pad.  For an additional charge you can choose a thicker pad, or add the logo of your choice.  If you have any questions feels free to contact me at tyler@castawaycustoms or call me at 321-537-2039.

Yeti Tundra 45 QT cooler with SeaDek

Yeti Tundra Coolers

If you are tired of your ***** or ******* cooler breaking buy a Yeti.  These coolers are made to take a beating.  It will be the last cooler you have to buy.  They are made from extremely durable roto-molded plastic and everything from the hinges to the handles are made well.  Whether you are looking for a cooler for the boat or to throw in the back of your truck and go camping, this is the cooler for you.  Not only is it tough and durable, it has over 2 inches of insulation throughout the entire cooler to make sure your drinks are cold and your ice isn’t water.  Speaking of water the drains are guaranteed not to leak so don’t even worry about that.  The coolers have molded in tie-down points so they work great as a bench seat in front of a boat console or on the deck of a boat as a casting platform.  Buy a Yeti, it will exceed your expectations or a cooler and last a lifetime.  All Yeti Coolers you purchase from Castaway Customs also come with a free 5mm cooler pad in the color of your choice.  For an additional upgrade charge you can change the thickness or add a logo to the pad.  Contact us today at tyler@castawaycustoms.com or give us a call at 321-537-2039 to purchase your Yeti Cooler.