Non skid floor for duck boat?

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, and Motors' started by Bosco, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. Bosco

    Bosco New Member

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    Has any one used Cabela's Non skid tuff coat on their duck boat floor? Or do you have any other suggestions for non skid flooring?<br> <br> <br>
     
  2. Bosco

    Bosco New Member

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    <P>The Floor is aluminum. </P>
     

  3. ohgoose

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    i used a roll on bed liner in my boat, bought it a Pep Boys. the most important part to the whole process is the prep, make sure the aluminum floor is clean and free of oil or dirt. i followed the instructions, with one change. it stated to roll the material on in one direction and not to roll back and forth. if you follow th directions the flooring will be to "smooth", by rolling back an forth it creates a rougher texture which is good. i then painted over the dried floor with a light coat of olive flat paint with some flat black for camo. its been on my boat for 4 years and i have had no problems with it.
     
  4. ohgoose

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    i used a roll on bed liner in my boat, bought it a Pep Boys. the most important part to the whole process is the prep, make sure the floor is clean and free of oil or dirt. i followed the instructions, with one change. it stated to roll the material on in one direction and not to roll back and forth. if you follow th directions the flooring will be to "smooth", by rolling back an forth it creates a rougher texture which is good. i then painted over the dried floor with a light coat of olive flat paint with some flat black for camo. its been on my boat for 4 years and i have had no problems with it.
     
  5. punkboy8826

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    <P>call around to your local spray in bed liner guys and see if any have done any boat floors before, then see if they would like to do one for advirtising and see what type of cost break they will give you. had a buddy of mine get the hole inside of his cj7 jeep plus rocker panels done for 350.00. linex is the best out there , there coatings go on fast and dry within minutes plus they can spray it on thicker than the others too.</P>
     
  6. Ducksmasher

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    <P>spray on bedliners are not made for boats or to be non skid, they are used to keep your truck bed from getting all banged up. I have used non skid paints from Cabelas and local Home Depot. Both worked very well and are still on the boat today after a couple of years of good use. You won't lose your footing on the non skid stuff unless your accident prone, GOOD LUCK</P>
     
  7. JD

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    <P>You can go to Lowes or Home Depot&nbsp;and buy a 3ft by 3 ft 1 inch thick&nbsp;rubber mat. They work very well and add extra cushion to the floor.&nbsp;</P>
     
  8. duckroaster

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">I've had my boat Rhino-lined..entire interior.. for about $200..So far, it has </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">lasted for about three years of hard hunting here in southern Ohio.&nbsp;It not only IS NON-SKID/NON-SLIP&nbsp; (ducksmasher) , but also serves as a sound deadener for those boneheaded moves we make when the birds are making their final...I'd recommend against the roll-on products simply because you will NOT get the coverage you need to make&nbsp;the effort and expense </P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;worthwhile, and painting on top of it will only make it slippery camoflauge..The thickness will add some weight to your boat so consider that when getting it done.. About 1/8th inch is a good compromise for weight -to -protection ratio. Again, as mentioned, the prep is everything!Clean, Clean, Clean!!!</P>
     
  9. Ducksmasher

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    <P>Duckroaster,&nbsp; Thats great that it deadens sound, but it also adds weight to your boat especially when it gets applied to heavily, also the prep work work , IE>> sanding, cleaning the paint dust etc does not and is not a simple task in a boat and causes the rhino liner not to adhere well to the hull area. The pre work is the most important and is very time consuming, if done wrong or not completly, you will hate it late on when it begins to crack or peel and touch up work is next to impossible to make it match correctly. I'm not saying ot won't work, but if you skip a step or short step something, your gonna pay later for it. Also check, if you have warranty on your boat, this may void the warranty completly. Oil spills and gas on your floor must be cleaned prior to application. Cabela's sand coat paint is not slippery, it's actually very good gritty surface, it's your choice on which you would like to do, but weight in a small boat 14 footer should be considered a bit much for rhino liner.&nbsp;</P>
     
  10. py_archer

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    <P style="MARGIN: 0px">Lowe's sells a fine grit that you add to one gallon of paint for a non skid surface. Found it the other week near the porch paints. Used it on my porch and it works great. Should be able to mix it with any boat paint. Cost is like five bucks.</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px">When I did my boat, I used marine carpet glued down with 3msuper77. </P>
     
  11. gump36

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    i like marine carpet myself, i put stick on non skid panels on the parts of the boat where we step on and off you can get them at all the home improvement stores. if you are after rubber mats go to the factory direct store in wapakoneta. they sell second truck mats real cheap<br>
     
  12. bandseeker

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    I used vinyl on my floor.&nbsp; You might wanna check out iboats.com.&nbsp; There are alot of threads about this subject
     
  13. ducky152000

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    Looks like someone has been bored and been looking up some old threads lol, I just put sand in my paint and apply. Lasted for 3 years.
     
  14. Casey

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    In case anyone reads this.....<br><br>If you have the money, glue down hydroturf.<br><br>If not, Walmart sells workout puzzle piece mats http://www.walmart.com/ip/Gold-s-Gym-6-Piece-Puzzle-Mat/21672523&nbsp;&nbsp; Not the same slip resisance, but cheaper, and doesn't absorb water.&nbsp; You can find similar ones on line in different colors.&nbsp; I use these over the the tan hydroturf in my boat to darken the color of my floor.&nbsp; Just make sure that the foam does not absorb water
     
  15. NBlabs

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    Hydroturf-a tad expensive but you will be SO GLAD you did. Buy the seconds and it is very affordable.