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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rainmakr, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Rainmakr

    Rainmakr Member

    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    Ratings:
    +34 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    Anyone running their boat with no carpet or seadek? Any pros/cons to do this?
     
  2. blacksapphirez

    blacksapphirez Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    797
    Location:
    Birmingham, AL
    Ratings:
    +585 / 19
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2013
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    24
    yea slip and break your bone, hard surface, big no in my opinion
     
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  3. 96Pirate

    96Pirate Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    850
    Location:
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Ratings:
    +340 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    I did for 2 summers. Snaps were a PITA for some folks, mostly my wife. Never any slipping if it got wet. And was always cool on the feet. We ran carpet the year before and hated it between the hotness and the cleaning. Running Seadek this year and love everything about it. But I could certainly live with the floor bare.

    If you think you will install Seadek or some other type of matting in the future, an option is to remove the snaps and fill them now so you don't need to deal with them.
     
  4. 96Pirate

    96Pirate Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    850
    Location:
    Wake Forest, NC 27587
    Ratings:
    +340 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2007
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    23
    I would think you would still want something on the rear deck though as that could have the most slipping with kids/people jumping off the wet surface. I was thinking you were referring to the inside area though.
     
  5. McMark

    McMark Jet Boat Junkie

    Messages:
    908
    Location:
    Monongahela, PA
    Ratings:
    +914 / 24
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Bare deck for me. No slipping. Nice and cool to the touch.
     
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  6. subysti

    subysti Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
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    Location:
    east Longmeadow Mass
    Ratings:
    +657 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    We take it out for all fishing trips and there isn't an issue. Just not as comfy on bare feet but no injuries yet.
     
  7. haknslash

    haknslash Jetboaters Captain

    Messages:
    2,203
    Location:
    Alabaster, AL
    Ratings:
    +2,050 / 74
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    AR192
    Boat Length:
    19
    I did it until I got SeaDek because I got tired of cleaning the soggy carpet every time and it sucked. Those snaps are the devil!! Only positive was it made cleaning a breeze but I can't tell you how many times I stubbed or burned my toes with the damn snaps!! Or my favorite put your knee on a snap lol. The non-skid flooring can still get slick once soaked. Remove the snaps and fill the holes if you want to go bare. Get the SeaDek next month once the group buy kicks off and save big $$$.
     
  8. Khalid

    Khalid Active Member

    Messages:
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    Ratings:
    +59 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2016
    Boat Model:
    242 Limited E-Series
    Boat Length:
    24
    Rode mine without carpet for about 60 hours before I put-in seadek.

    No slippin issues. The snaps were annoying so I took them off before our long trip to the Exhumas (took 10 minutes to do that).

    Only drawback that it was hard on my feet during our trip (40 engine hours).
     

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  9. Rainmakr

    Rainmakr Member

    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    Ratings:
    +34 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    I think I'll try it without the carpet a couple of times and see how it goes. The seadek option does sound nice!!!
     
  10. Markk

    Markk Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Grand Prairie 75054
    Ratings:
    +98 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    I took the carpet out temporarily while potty training the new puppy on the boat. First trip out without it and the wife took a bad tumble coming in from swim deck. I'm now ordering SeaDek because it is far cheaper than an ER visit.
     
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  11. jdonalds

    jdonalds Jet Boat Addict

    Messages:
    559
    Location:
    Redding, CA
    Ratings:
    +306 / 3
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2006
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    21
    Personally I like the carpet. Still looks good after 11 years. If it goes bad I'll replace it with carpet again.
     
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  12. Bennie

    Bennie Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Loxley, AL
    Ratings:
    +887 / 9
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    @Rainmakr - I'm guessing that you boat in saltwater and deal with sand most of the time. In which case I personally highly recommend taking out the carpet. Depending on the color of SeaDek it can get rather hot, but the bare floor stays cool and is easily cleaned.

    I will say if you boat for a long time I recommend having some boat sole flip-flops to keep the feet happy from having to stay on that hard floor.
    .02
     
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  13. Rainmakr

    Rainmakr Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Virginia Beach
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    +34 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    Thanks for the response. I havent taken the boat in any salt water yet. The carpet is same age as the boat (2012) and is starting to so its age/smell.
    Ive taken the carpet out for now and will try it on a couple trips. If we end up not liking the bare floor, the seadek group buy should be happening soon. ;)
     
  14. Bennie

    Bennie Jetboaters Lieutenant

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Loxley, AL
    Ratings:
    +887 / 9
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2015
    Boat Model:
    Limited S
    Boat Length:
    24
    Its not the bare floor you need to worry about - its those snaps that poke into your feet... I hate those little bastards!!
    (seriously - they friggin hurt)
     
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  15. ENC boater

    ENC boater Jet Boat Lover

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    Location:
    New Bern N.C.
    Ratings:
    +36 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Rode carpet about 3 trips and got sick of pulling ,cleaning , drying then reinstalling.
    Went bare and love the easy clean up and coolness . The snaps get everyone else but somehow never bother me.
     
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  16. Rainmakr

    Rainmakr Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    Ratings:
    +34 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    Taking the boat out tomorrow. Snaps have been removed :)
     
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  17. ENC boater

    ENC boater Jet Boat Lover

    Messages:
    32
    Location:
    New Bern N.C.
    Ratings:
    +36 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2014
    Boat Model:
    AR
    Boat Length:
    24
    Your weather must be better than ours it's rained about 8 days in a row, no brake till Thursday .
     
  18. Beachbummer

    Beachbummer Well-Known Member

    Messages:
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    Location:
    Houston TX
    Ratings:
    +155 / 1
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2008
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    23
    The carpet has a significant noise reducing factor vs. no carpet. I noticed it big time today. Carpet was wet last week so we took it off to dry, put it back today. I perceived a huge difference in noise level.
     
  19. Rainmakr

    Rainmakr Member

    Messages:
    42
    Location:
    Virginia Beach
    Ratings:
    +34 / 0
    Boat Make:
    Yamaha
    Year:
    2012
    Boat Model:
    SX
    Boat Length:
    19
    Went out on the boat today. I had the carpet and snaps removed. Worked out Great! I'm planning on running the boat like this for awhile.
     
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