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non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby sahona » Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:18 pm

Removed uncomfortable and annoying wooden slats from the seats to reveal a mess where previously something had been stuck on after scoring the GRP and timber. (so it definately needs covered)
I suspect the original covering was Trackmark which is no longer available.
I don't like Treadmaster in this application as it gets dirty and we get waffle-bum. (May look at Treadmaster smooth, though)
I have found TBS by Passage - http://www.proboat.co.uk/item.asp?cat_i ... =311&dep=2 but haven't actually touched or seen it.
Anyone experienced it and also how econonomical is it compared to Treadmaster?
Otherwise I'm considering Hempel lumpy paint or similar.
Or- has anyone got other ideas? - It's an open-backed but tented wheelhouse scenario rather than cockpit if that's pertinant.

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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby DaveS » Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:55 pm

I've no experience of TBS, but on a previous boat I covered the cockpit seats with the smoother version of Treadmaster (the one with a pattern that looks a bit like aluminium checker plate rather than sharp edged diamonds) which worked fine. I had some left over, but after 3 house moves it's disappeared.
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby sahona » Fri Feb 22, 2013 2:03 pm

Great minds Dave. I had a look at the manufacturer's site and found the smooth stuff.
It's similar to the original trackmark as far as I can see, cheaper than other outlets, free delivery, and on order as we speak!
Juan Sheet will do the job.
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby Gardenshed » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:47 pm

sahona wrote:Juan Sheet will do the job.

Is he Pablo Sheet's brother?

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Postby aquaplane » Fri Feb 22, 2013 8:33 pm

he is Amal's twin brother.
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Postby sahona » Sat Feb 23, 2013 10:50 am

distant cousin to Hoogeevsa
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby Rowana » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:07 am

Is he related to Ineeda ?
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby sahona » Sat Feb 23, 2013 12:08 pm

No, they're from the Umfoola side of the tracks. A pretty messy lot, I hear.
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby Silkie » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:54 pm

Too late to be of assistance since you've already purchased but I put smooth Treadmaster on Silkie's cockpit seats etc. about 8 years ago and think it is excellent. Very grippy underfoot when wet (without the dermal imprinting) and still looks as good as new.
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Postby sahona » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:27 pm

Thanks for that, it's encouraging. Just waiting for the parcel now...
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby sahona » Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:46 pm

Juan sheet 'nra glue arrived on Monday morning - PDG as they were ordered on Friday.
Now the fun begins - simple seats either side of the boat and not a straight line or square angle to be found...
At least the Sun is shining and it's dry if a bit cold.
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:01 pm

sahona wrote:Juan sheet 'nra glue arrived on Monday morning - PDG as they were ordered on Friday.
Now the fun begins - simple seats either side of the boat and not a straight line or square angle to be found...
At least the Sun is shining and it's dry if a bit cold.


Mind me asking what the stuff is actually made of, how thick, and is it expensive, ie, price ppm etc?
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby Silkie » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:24 pm

sahona wrote:not a straight line or square angle to be found...

Measure thrice and cut once. I made only one mistake - assuming that two edges were perpendicular. Naturally the actual angle was greater rather than less than 90 degrees resulting in a complete re-think of the rest of the cutting plan to compensate for the wasted piece.
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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby Silkie » Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:36 pm

Clyde_Wanderer wrote:
sahona wrote:Juan sheet 'nra glue arrived on Monday morning - PDG as they were ordered on Friday.
Now the fun begins - simple seats either side of the boat and not a straight line or square angle to be found...
At least the Sun is shining and it's dry if a bit cold.


Mind me asking what the stuff is actually made of, how thick, and is it expensive, ie, price ppm etc?
Thanks.
C_W

The first link.

Treadmaster smooth

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Re: non-skid stuff on the seats/step-downs.

Postby sahona » Wed Feb 27, 2013 5:18 pm

So that's how all these people seem to know so much, thanks Dave!
Eamonn, it's 2mm thick 1200 x 900 mm sheet made of sort of vinyly stuff - easy to cut and work, and according to others above seems to last as long as it says on the tin.
One sheet and a helping of 2-pack glue cost me £82.30 all in. There will be plenty of glue left over as it fits 2 sheets, so I will be able to splat the spare into a little individual bilge I am making for the speed log transducer.
Only problem is the edges which I can't properly feature in this installation due to the previous mollocating of the gelcoat and the tight corners involved.
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