Anyone replaced carpet with a coating?

Curious if anyone gotten rid of their carpet and coated the floor in a product like raptor lining or something else?

not interested in Eva flooring or any other stick on stuff 

looking for a spray on or paint on application

any tips welcomed 



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 I ripped my carpet up and

Sat, 2021-08-07 18:32

 I ripped my carpet up and flow coated the deck, I put Eva foam down and I'm happy and it was cheap.

could just flow coat with some fine sand sprinkled in for grip


dont just flow coat or you will be slipping up on your arse

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Kiwi grip

Sat, 2021-08-07 18:54

I've used it on my old yacht for the decks and have since put it on the deck of my cat. Water based and easy to apply. Cheap too at $140 for four litres you can get it at Whitworths. It can be tinted at any paint place to get the colour you want, avoid darker colours as the deck can get really hot underfoot.


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 Thanks lads gives me

Sat, 2021-08-07 20:40

 Thanks lads 

gives me something to look into 



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Phoenix Paints make a paint

Sun, 2021-08-08 12:01

Phoenix Paints make a paint with chunks of rubber in it. It will take skin off when you first apply it though it is extremely grippy.

When comparing the painted surface vz carpet, the mineute amount of vibration insulation the carpet makes reduces a bit of fatigue at the end of the day.

It is expensive stuff (relatively) though we used it on the deck of a 60ft ocean racing yacht for years and years. Lost a few pairs of shorts to it but never slid off the deck. 

I know that people mix sugar (or was it salt?) with normal exterior paint. As it wears away the crystals wash away and leave an indent. Alternative is a very clean gritty sand which would leave you with a surface similar to a concrete jetty. 

Plenty of options



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 International Paints deck

Sun, 2021-08-08 13:27

 International Paints deck paint..... Fairly smooth but non skid.

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 How does the Esky go on the

Sun, 2021-08-08 17:35

 How does the Esky go on the deck with the boat driving along without carpet? 
does it move around much or grips fairly well on the painted floor?

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 Ijust laid carpet over the

Sun, 2021-08-08 18:43

 Ijust laid carpet over the non skid paint so it was easy to remove to wash but the floor around the walkaround cab was just paint and was good to walk on. Rubber feet on the esky would stop it moving.

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looked into it

Sun, 2021-08-08 19:42

i looked into it with the old boat.

i found this video but he's glassing over ply, but i thought it may be of use with the flow coating. i'm unsure if flowcoating bonds well with ally.

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 I know it's not what the OP

Thu, 2021-08-12 11:15

 I know it's not what the OP asked but has anyone had experience with the EVA stuff like Deck Armour? Thinking about using it on my Searay instead of replacing the shit marine carpet the previous owner put down (badly).