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    I have fiberglass swim steps on my boat now. I have not used this boat yet so here are my questions.
    They need to be painted at least. I like the look of billet powdercoated swim steps but i have two little kids who are going to use them as jump steps all day long. My concern is them busting thier butts on the billet steps? I have not had a boat with either before and would like to hear pro's and cons of both.

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    I have fiberglass steps on mine and I weigh 240lbs. I painted them with auto single stage. Didnt have to wetsand afterwards. When I installed them, I used 1/4 thick 2"wide strips of aluminum to reinforce transom on inside. I believe most fiberglass steps are slightly bigger than the billet. Billet look bitchn till they fade or chip(powder coat)ect.especially having kids. You can always touch up a scuff of the fiberglass....

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    I would think their butts would hurt the same bouncing off the billet or fiberglass. Either way It sounds like your more concerned with them slipping around on them. My fiberglass ones have a texture in the middle that helps and my buddies billet's have some type of color matched no skid tape (soft not like grip tape) on them. I have no idea where he got the stuff of if it came with it but It looks good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T&Y View Post
    I would think their butts would hurt the same bouncing off the billet or fiberglass. Either way It sounds like your more concerned with them slipping around on them. My fiberglass ones have a texture in the middle that helps and my buddies billet's have some type of color matched no skid tape (soft not like grip tape) on them. I have no idea where he got the stuff of if it came with it but It looks good.
    Correct, i am concerned about them slipping. I know they will slip on either one just which one has more traction than the other if any.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sturat View Post
    Correct, i am concerned about them slipping. I know they will slip on either one just which one has more traction than the other if any.
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