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Old 06 June 2008, 17:28   #1
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I am just about at the point of ordering flooring for the deck. Last boat I fitted treadmaster diamond but this boat was aimed mostly at diving use and the ability to take the abuse was needed.
I have samples for the less chunky treadmaster smooth, any other flooring I should consider for the deck that would be better, cheaper, nicer looking or otherwise before I just order more treadmaster?
The new boat is more aimed at cruising but carry the odd set of dive kit, something less painful on the old knees and feet would be nice.
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something less painful on the old knees and feet would be nice.
Like Carpet?

I was going to have treadmaster, but glad I didn't as some hydraulic fluid leaked out the vent hole in the steering and all over the floor.

I guess what you meen is something like plastic treadboards/duck boards. This flexes a little and is much more comfortable to stand on, but looks a little naff for a cruising boat.

Perhaps you could buy the treadmaster and install the duck boards when you need em?
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Carpet would be nie as I could get a nice pattern to match the tube and the wifes waterproofs
I had treadmaster fitted before and it wore very well. The raised diamonds were a bit uncomfortable kneeling and sitting on on but I suppose this boat that shouldn't be necessary. There was nowhere to sit on the old one to sunbathe or whatever apart from on the deck leaning back against the tube. thats what the large front bench is for on this one!
This was the decking on the old boat after nearly five years abuse diving.
I am looking for something similiar that I can glue down but possibly a lighter pattern.
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I've painted this in a couple of pickup backs and found it good and you can recoat it too

http://www.protectakote.co.uk/anti_slip_paint.htm
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www.shockmitigation.com Saw this Skydex stuff reviewed in the magazine last manth, seemed like a good idea...
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www.shockmitigation.com Saw this reviewed in the magazine last manth, seemed like a good idea...
Actually ignore that I have just looked at the price list and you would have to be suffering from Brain Damage to pay what they are asking.
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Found this-
http://www.technix-rubber.com/upload...ple%20Card.pdf
this stuff looks OK, very much like Treadmaster but not quite as aggressive a pattern. Anybody used it and can comment?
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Treadmaster do a smooth pattern antislip decking http://www.tiflex.co.uk/marine/origi...h_pattern.html
Another firm manufacture a decking similar to treadmaster but instead of the diamond pattern they have a mushroom head pattern, I have a catalogue somewhere but can not find it at the moment, I will keep searching.
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Treadmaster do a smooth pattern antislip decking http://www.tiflex.co.uk/marine/origi...h_pattern.html
Another firm manufacture a decking similar to treadmaster but instead of the diamond pattern they have a mushroom head pattern, I have a catalogue somewhere but can not find it at the moment, I will keep searching.
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Sounds like just the ticket!
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I have a sample of the smooth treadmaster here, its not very thick and the pattern is very light. I am not sure it is up to divng cylinders and heavy useage.
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