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Is there anything similar to the safe floor out there that I can put on? I checked with the Safe Floor company and the quote is much higher than what everyone else on 2cool said they got there for. I was given 2 different quotes from them over the past few months and they are extremely high. One was for $1600 and the other was for $1200 and that is for a 21 foot rolled gunnel kenner with a clean front deck, easy floor and a back deck with 3 lids.
 

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Hey, C and S Outboards out in Crosby Tx is now installing a Flex Floor system. They are no longer selling G-3's and Alumacraft but still a complete marine repair shop. They also have a complete aluminum metal repair shop. I have yet to have first hand with the product, but from what I have heard and read; its about the same thing. Just around half the price. http://www.csoutboard.com/ Click on the "flex floor" link.
 

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"Safe Floor" is a rubberized floor covering put on by a company in Pearland Tx. Here's there website. http://www.safe-floor.com/Marine.htm I talked to them at the fishing show last yr. If I can remember right, they wanted around $12.50 a sq ft. "I could be wrong" but it was close to $1800. for a 19' boat. But they can put designs into the floor covering. If you wait tell the boat show or fishing show, last yr; they handed out discount coupons there.
 

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Google, Catsaway Customs.

You should find info on SeaDek. A foam textured adhesive backed deck material.
Maverick and some other high end flats boat manufactures are offering this product. I have it on my HPX Mirage 17 Maverick.

I was skeptical regarding the dureability of SeaDek until I spoke with a friend over in Florida who had applied it to the forward casting deck and poleing platform on his boat. He tossed the scrap cuttings into the corner of his garage and forgot about them until several weeks later. In the mean time had his 2 sons clean the garage. The boy's sat a half full propane tank in the corner on top of the scraps. It sat there for a couple of weeks before he noticed and removed the tank. The Seadek had a rusty circular imprint from the tank. He used dish detergent and a brush to get the rusty ring stain off but the indention remained. Thinking it was ruined still by the indention tossed the piece in to his garage trash can. Then a couple days later set out the trash and found the porpane tank scar was completely gone.

It's about as easy to apply as shelf paper. Worth a look ! I covered my fuel tank, under gunnel, & poleing deck. I'm going to cover the cockpit floor after Christmas. The diamond texture is hard to see in the photos but it's not slick or slippery even with soapy wash water. It weighs almost nothing too. It's sold in roughly 4X8' sheets in 3 & 5mm thickness and several colors. Price per sq. is reasonable. Castaway Customs will custom and router cut for you but it's a little more pricey for the custom services.

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Hey, C and S Outboards out in Crosby Tx is now installing a Flex Floor system. They are no longer selling G-3's and Alumacraft but still a complete marine repair shop. They also have a complete aluminum metal repair shop. I have yet to have first hand with the product, but from what I have heard and read; its about the same thing. Just around half the price. http://www.csoutboard.com/ Click on the "flex floor" link.
Awesome! I will call them Tuesday.
 

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I called C&S today and their price is $10.00 per square foot no matter what the difficulty is. They said it is the same as the safe-floor, but softer and same warranty. I am going over there to check it out this week. Much better price than the safe-floor.
 

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Just to set the record straight- Safe Floors price is $12.00 per sq ft, guides and dealers are some less. Quotes on the phone are estimates, we measure the boats as they come in and only where the customer wants our product, then give an exact price. And by the way, we don't use polyurethane binders because they will turn yellow in time. Thanks old ed
 

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PasadenaMan, I would think so. I have seen it on docks. "Matagorda Harbor; Russells Bait and Tackle" BUT I would strongly suggest sealling the plywood before having it applied. If the plywood comes apart per moister in a year; that's alot of money down the tube if you have to replace it.
 

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Just to set the record straight- Safe Floors price is $12.00 per sq ft, guides and dealers are some less. Quotes on the phone are estimates, we measure the boats as they come in and only where the customer wants our product, then give an exact price. And by the way, we don't use polyurethane binders because they will turn yellow in time. Thanks old ed
I'd be willing to bet that Ed has more experience with this type of product and its boating applications than anyone. His staff installed mine in June of '06. I can't tell any difference in the way it looks now and how it looked when it rolled out of his shop. It's definitely not cheap but in my opinion it's worth every penny. It's a super tough nonslip surface that's easy to clean.

As far as today's pricing being more than '06, I think most things have seen price increases in the last few years.

Thanks Ed for a great product and a great installation job.
 

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How much weight does this flooring add per square foot? I would like it on my front deck and behind the helm, but don't want to add alot of weight.
3/4 lb/sqft. Ed did all the horizontal surfaces on my 22'er and he estimated it at 75 lbs.

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How is this Safe-floor applied? Does it come in sheets that are cut to fit? A liquid roll on material? What is the process?
It's applied with a trowel much like stucco. It's about 1/4" thick.
 

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Seen too many bed liners "gone bad", some from bad preparation of surface. I would certainly look at the diffuculty in removing if there becomes a problem. Can it be spot repaired if lifting occurs?, or even worse floor replacement, because moisture gets under this liner and can't dry out. Many Manufactures carpeted Bay Boats for years and they were difficult to clean, but other problem was staying wet and intrustion of moisture especially around attaching hardware that couldn't be properly sealed. I would certainly check warranty on installation. It is always your boat thats the problem, not product. Just my thoughts !
 
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