Best non slip surface for Fibreglass boat

 I have an old Voyager Ghia that has a removable carpet with velcro to hold in place.  It is a pain in the ass to fit, clean,vacum,wash,dry and refit every time i go out. Just wondering if anybody has resurfaced there boat with a good non slip finish that you could recomend that would last and not deteriate quickly any hlep is much appreciated. 



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a mate

Mon, 2017-07-10 09:14

 has this and it works pre good mate


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Mon, 2017-07-10 10:18

 have that same clark rubber matting. Works well but you do get sore feet after a while if not wearing shoes or thongs. Or maybe im just getting soft. Is easy to take out and clean though

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Ultralon Decktread - Same as

Mon, 2017-07-10 11:23

Ultralon Decktread - Same as Stabicraft use. I know of a place SOR with graphite grey sheets 1.1m x 0.9m with 3m adhesive for $50 a sheet.

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Phoenix paints in oconnor do

Mon, 2017-07-10 11:21

Phoenix paints in oconnor do a water based no slip that has rubber particles in it. I have used it and its pretty good, if you ever need to re apply over high traffic areas you just repaint over the old non slip, no need for prep (other than it be clean and dry)

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Phoenix Paints per above. Has

Mon, 2017-07-10 12:27

Phoenix Paints per above. Has been going on the deck of a 60 foot racing yacht for 20 odd years.

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 Hey mate, is the paint harsh

Tue, 2017-08-08 20:03

 Hey mate, is the paint harsh on the foot? 

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 Well I have carpet over the

Wed, 2017-08-09 05:59

It is very good stuff and I guess you could say I thought is sharp initially though over time it wears down as the rubber chunks round off. You won't slip on it that's for sure.



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I two packed mine, with

Mon, 2017-07-10 17:12

I two packed mine, with non-slip grit, works a treat!

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Tue, 2017-07-11 06:56

A nice water based product available from Whitworths ( $140 ish for 4 litres ) . Goes on with a plastic tile trowel then you roll it with a stipple roller. , just about to do my non slip areas on my yacht with it. Comes in various colours too. There's plenty of stuff on You Tube showing how to apply well worth a look.


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two ways of doing flowcoat

Sun, 2017-08-13 21:23

 You can do it by rolling on flowcoat, then sprinkling some coarse grit on evenly. Hard to get even. As soon as it cures, broom off excess. Then roll a thinner layer of flowcoat over the top. The second coat makes it much easier on the feet while retaining total non-slip qualities. It will look a bit spotty as it wears, as the flowcoat will wear off the very tops of the individual bits of grit. This is how i did my boat. Since then, I have come upon a different way  to use flowcoat as non-slip. After prepping the surface by grinding back a bit, and masking, roll on a good layer of flowcoat. As it goes off,  keep rolling it with a long-napped roller. This will lift up the surface. You might need to do  it a couple of times, depending how quick your mix is going off. I did this to a new top for my fish-cleaning table at home, works a treat. The slimiest fish sticks well. if you find itis a bit harsh on the feet, a few minutes with an orbital sander and some fine paper will take the sharp bits off.  This is what I'll be doing next time I need to re-do a deck on a glass boat. Pic below.