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Replacing decking material with Seadek Faux Teak Titanium

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Spent the afternoon replacing my old worn out stock (2005) decking with new Faux Teak Seadek, it turned out really well!

First I had to go get the boat from the storage yard. Upon arrival I had to remove the tarp which I'd discovered a couple of weeks ago had completely disintegrated over the winter. So the boat is FILTHY!!! Oh Joy!

This is a photo of the deck before I began...
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The first step was to rip up the old decking. It came up pretty easily. Some parts left more glue and residual bits of decking than others.
Here is a video of pulling up the old decking:
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I then took acetate and worked on a small section, but found it didn't come up well as the black decking bits were preventing the acetate from getting to the glue, so I switched to a different method. Using a spackling tool, I scraped the old decking off while using a shop vac to vaccum it up. Worked great. Here is a video of me doing that:

I then washed the deck with soap and water and a magic eraser. That left it looking like this:
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Then, I used the acetate to clean up any last bits of glue, which left it like this:

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And finally I laid down the new Seadek. That was easier than I expected. The only tricky parts were the really big pieces. For those, I got the piece in the right position, kneeled on it, and peeled back part the backing off one end of the section, and ripped the paper backing off. Then I layed down that end and pressed it into place. Then got off the piece, raised the end I was kneeling on, removing the remaining backing and pressed it down. Worked great. Here is the final result:
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I have some video of pulling the old material off, and scraping the bits off, but it is taking forever to upload, so I'll add that later.

We've been really happy with the end result. It has been on for over a year now, and is holding up really well.
 
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Julian, that looks great!

Five bills, huh? Hmmmm, I may have to forgo new seat covers for the car.:confused:
 

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And it is holding up really well! I was concerned it might be too light a color, but even the North Carolina Red clay comes off it!
 

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And it is holding up really well! I was concerned it might be too light a color, but even the North Carolina Red clay comes off it!
What about Tar? I understand that sticks to your heels? :rolleyes:
 

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Man its so nice to see Glassman active again ROFL
 

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Julian did you really do this recently, or is this a repost from some time ago?

I put the exact same stuff on my swim deck a couple seasons ago. It is a bit spendy, but really classes up the joint! Mine is holding up really well so far, but then again, I didn't have a very active boating season last year :(
 

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Ever since my daughter enrolled at NIU I've become a rabid college football fan - well, a college football fan. I was already rabid. Their coach left season before last to go coach NC State...then the AD jumped ship to East Carolina...must be the climate?
 

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Man that looks awesome Julian! Ours still looks pretty good, but time marches on!
 

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That really looks great! Job well done sir!
 

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I love seeing the video right in the post, that's great!
 

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@Julian Now you need to get a new pic for your signature with the Seadek teak
 

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@Julian...I have some of that faux teak on my swim deck and that stuff really gets warm. Does the gray do a better job of getting rid of the heat or is that just something that you have to put up with? The reason I ask is that my carpet is beginning to look it's age and have thought about putting that throughout the boat... just worried about the being to hot for the feet.
 

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Yes it's a light brown... simulating a wood look. Been thinking about this product called Hydro-Turf... www.hydroturf.com... as an alternative.
 

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Hydro-turf is what comes stock on yamaha (unless they've changed that without me noticing). It is ok, but not as fancy.
 

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Hey Julian, Thanks for the pics and video. My Seadek came in this week and just waiting for a little warmer weather to do the install. I got the full boat kit. Since my boat is only a year old, I'm curious if the existing swim deck will be easier to remove or maybe worse?
Thanks Again...
 
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