Slippage

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diggindan
Looking for easy/cheap ideas to keep from falling into the drink.
Our boat has pebbly plastic decking that gets kinda slippery when you add water and fishing/crabbing goo.
My wife dang near went in last trip while trying to boat a huge salmon.Time to do something when she takes a fall.;)
Appreciate any ideas.
Thanks, Dan
 
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Thuggin4Life
You could try grip tape.
 
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Markcanby
Hit up Wilco an look at the stall mats We used them in the back of flatbed trucks that had a plastic composit deck worked great. You can just cut them to fit. Also they are heavy so they dont slip or flip up. I think last I saw they were about 50$ for a 4x8.
 
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diggindan
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diggindan
Markcanby said:
Hit up Wilco an look at the stall mats We used them in the back of flatbed trucks that had a plastic composit deck worked great. You can just cut them to fit. Also they are heavy so they dont slip or flip up. I think last I saw they were about 50$ for a 4x8.

Good idea. The wife gets her chickenfeed at Wilco. Maybe she can buy one with her egg money.
 
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Thuggin4Life
On your feet? Grip tape is like a sand paper sticker. I used to skateboard and it came in a rectangle piece slightly bigger than the board for like $5. Maybe you can get bigger pieces or even a roll. You would apply it to the battle area of your boat on the floor for a non slick surface to stand on. I know someone who put strips of grip tape down on her boat and it works rather well for rainy weather.
 
Raincatcher
Raincatcher
On your feet..

On your feet..

Thuggin4Life said:
On your feet? Grip tape is like a sand paper sticker. I used to skateboard and it came in a rectangle piece slightly bigger than the board for like $5. Maybe you can get bigger pieces or even a roll. You would apply it to the battle area of your boat on the floor for a non slick surface to stand on. I know someone who put strips of grip tape down on her boat and it works rather well for rainy weather.

You can buy the tape at Home Depot,Lowes and Walmart by the roll or by the foot. It comes in widths of 1/2" to 3".
 
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diggindan
Just kidding

Just kidding

Just kidding about putting it on our feet.:D
I guess if I cleaned the surface real well the tape would stick.
Need to try something. It sucks having your feet go out from under you at the worst times.:shock:
Thanks, Dan
 
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joesnuffy
Grip tape would be perfect. Just make sure the surface is really clean and dry before applying. It will last a lot longer.
 
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FishFinger
Did you say the floor was plastic?

Initially I would have suggested a few coats of polyurethane paint impregmanted with non slip grit. Not sure how well the poly would bond to the plastic tho.

A simple fix would also be to attach some indoor/ outdoor carpet to the deck with rubber cement. It's waterproof and bonds quite well.
 
Irishrover
Irishrover
Gell coat and grit

Gell coat and grit

After a lot of use the grit that was on our deck wore off. We were doing the slip and slide and occational fall on our butt thing. Our deck is fiberglass so we had it repainted with more grit. Now it's not the decks fault when we land on our backside.;)
 
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diggindan
Traction tape

Traction tape

I found traction tape at Home Depot just like Raincatcher said. Thanks for the idea T4L. I cleaned the deck with laquer thinner and put some strips down in the area we have problems. Took some skin off pressing the stuff down. Hope to try it out Friday.
Thanks for all the input.
Cheers, Dan
 
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Thuggin4Life
No problem man hope it works out for you. If I fix the leak in my boat and do all the things I want to do to it I will be putting some down myself.
 
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JeannaJigs
If you applied it right, you will love this stuff. I have 3 inch strips of it in "my" mirrocraft (sold it to the folks). It works like a dream. They have since replaced it with berber carpet that they can take out and put in as needed because my mom has vertigo issues and the grip tape just wasn't enough for her...but I hate it when i get double treble plugs stuck in it...that's a joy.
 
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koboabe
diggindan said:
Just kidding about putting it on our feet.:D
I guess if I cleaned the surface real well the tape would stick.
Need to try something. It sucks having your feet go out from under you at the worst times.:shock:
Thanks, Dan

I purchased some 3M SafetyWalk Outdoor tape
it came in a 2" wide roll for about 5 or 6 bucks
I used it for my powdercoated aluminum standing platform on my pontoon boat.
it has been in the water for over 30 hours and hasnt peeled at all.
just make sure the surface is very clean and free of any oil

my platform is diamond plated so I had to rub it in with a rasp tool (Roller Rasp Hand Tool)
you can get these all over for just a couple bucks.
I am in portland and Andy and Bax had them for 2.50

I can take a pic if you need
 
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OneMore
Another vote grip tape. As mentioned make sure floors are clean and dry when applying. If its not sticking well break out your wife's best hair dryer and heat.
 
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ecarpet1
And what is the problem with the wife going into the drink? Your motor isn't fast enough to get away?

We put little squares of Grip tape with space around them. The spaces had to be perfect.
 

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