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Just for some clarification on the three products:
Hydro Turf and Hydro-Teak is the same product. We have created the Hydro-Teak name for our own marketing but it is really the same thing. Same chemical makeup and all. Hydro-Turf is what Yamaha uses at the factory for the swim platforms.
Hydro-Teak is an open cell foam rubber. Open cell foam can absorb liquids and has shown a tendency to deteriorate a bit faster than SeaDek. Keeping a cover on the boat helps prevent the deterioration also called powdering. For the moment we are limited to only one color combo, Charcoal Gray Over Black. We tried the Slate Gray Over Black but the material was not consistent enough in the top color's thickness and caused major quality control problems.
SeaDek is a closed cell EVA foam and will not absorb liquids. This product tends to be about 20% higher in cost when compared to the Hydro-Teak and longer lasting. SeaDek also comes in a multitude of color choices. You can pick any top color and pair it with any bottom color to get a really trick look. Also you can choose the top surface texture. Either embossed tread dots or brushed finish. SeaDek has some really cool looking wood colors so you can recreate a true Teak wood look if you like.
I have not given a lot of consideration to doing a group buy this early in the season, but might consider it if the numbers were strong. Let me put some thought to it.
I first thought that I liked the different gray shades of teak (sportier looking), but as I kept researching I have started to think that the Faux Teak looks a little classier / higher end. What do you guys think?@primedoc I just called Will yesterday to go through all the options and main differences between the two products. Now I am leaning towards the Titanium Teak in Seadek. That's the closest color match to the carpet in an AR 240. The price difference is 160 for a whole boat including extra pads for a 240 /242. Templates are on Jetboat Pilot's website to see the extra pads.
Bruce - that looks awesome!!!