Replacing carpet with gelcoat,or other options
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Replacing carpet with gelcoat,or other options

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    Default Replacing carpet with gelcoat,or other options

    Hey guys, I've been a bit absent lately as just crazy busy with life and work. Now that it's winter it's time for some love on the New Cheetah FastCat. The carpet the guy installed a few years back is just junk. It's isn't holding up very well, and it's just plain HOT!! The cheap stuff I got from Lowe's for the pontoon restore was much nicer and cooler. Our other issue with it is the fact that the FastCat has the open air nice on it, and you get sandblasted after leaving the beach and boy does it hurt. I am looking for other flooring options like the newer boats have. Maybe a textured gelcoat, or painted fiberglass, or even a Seadek type of matting. I'd like to get your thoughts and opinions on this, as I'm sure some of you have tackled, or had this done in the past. Thanks.

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    My thought on textured gel coat is make sure it is friendly on the knees. I remember my parents old Fresno Boats daycruiser had a texture all the way around the deck. I think they said it was 24 grit sandpaper they put on the plug for the mold. It was nice to walk on with bare feet, especially when wet. But it was murder on the knees and ankles. I think gel coat would be similar to resin on the wood floor of a flatbottom and I've always liked that. However it will show scratches. But those can be sanded and buffed out too.
    I am interested to hear what you decide on.
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    If you are going to go with a non skid surface you actually have a few options Gel, paint , or tape which all are very easy to do .

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