SURFACE TENSION: Salinity

To most anglers, it should come as no surprise that Florida’s waterways are in a dire situation, facing unprecedented threats from run-off, pollution, and years of mismanagement.

Many of Florida’s prized fisheries teeter on the brink of collapse, caught in a perilous state of uncertainty, with their fates waiting to be determined by a bureaucratic battle over land use, resources, and conservation.


Our friend Jason Arnold recently directed this final installment of Surface Tension, in which AFTCO Pro Captain Alonzo Sotillo showcases the prestigious tarpon fishery on Florida’s shallow flats.


With its breathtaking cinematography and unique ecological focus, this video does an extraordinary job of illuminating the precious natural resources that Florida has been blessed with, as well as the many reasons why we need to act to protect them.
Check it out!

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SeaDek at Boot Düsseldorf 2017

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From January 21st through 29th, more than 1,800 exhibitors from 70 different countries presented their products and services to a diverse, international crowd at Boot 2017, and Activboot, a longtime SeaDek business partner, was on hand in booth C21 in Hall 9, to educate boaters of the many benefits of SeaDek, and its advantages over carpet and traditional non-skids.

It’s location, the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia sits along the busiest waterway in the world, the Rhine River. A total of 242,000 visitors from 70 countries came to Düsseldorf, and exhibitors had close to 1,800 boats and yachts on display.

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Boot Düsseldorf is popular for its coverage of a wide variety of water sports, including: sailing, motor boating, diving, angling, marine tourism, trend sports, and canoeing. For surfers, there was the world’s first standing, deep-water wave (aptly called “The Wave”) that allowed participants to test their surfing skills on standard boards and SUPs. Up to six surfers could ride at once, and beginners (as young as six years of age) could use a bar for support. It’s nine-pump system creates a realistic ocean current, allowing users to ride on standard boards with fins. There was also a center for diving, where you could hop in the 5.9′ deep pool and diving instructors from the world’s top diving organizations would provide training tips and advice.

Among the various displays, SeaDek was on the decks of countless 2017 model vessels, including many of the world’s leading boat builders. And to support the aftermarket, Activboot touted their custom SeaDek capabilities, including full service design and installation. To learn more about Aktivboot, visit www.seadek.de.

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AKTIVBOOT GmbH
Otto-Wallach-Strasse 10-12
D-65203 Wiesbaden
Fon +49 611 – 33477 2334
Fax +49 611 – 33477 2344
www.aktivboot.de
tzs@aktivboot.de

SeaDek has an International network of Fabricators and Installers. Visit our Interactive Map to find one near you!

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SeaDek is now on Snapchat

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Add us on Snapchat for photos and videos live from trade shows, sneak peeks at new products, and exciting views of our latest custom installations. www.snapchat.com/add/seadek

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A Custom Install at the Lake Meade Marina

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January 28th was another beautiful day in Lake Meade, Nevada. At the time, the weather was comfortable and cool, in the 70’s, and the water level was up 10 feet. They are hoping it will go up 20″ more after all the snow melts up North. Surrounding the lake were cacti- still green thanks to the recent rains, native wildlife- including a flock of ducks, and inside it was chock-full of Striper fish.

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This particular install, done by SeaDek Certified Fabricator – SC Wake’s Eric Sacksteder, replaced sandy-colored snap-in carpet with a classic brushed mocha over black teak SeaDek. The new install will provide a durable, non-slip surface that is easy to clean while still easy on your feet, but still adds to the overall aesthetic appeal of the vessel.

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To get your own custom SeaDek installation, contact:

SC Wake SeaDek Certified Fabricator
Eric Sacksteder
513-615-9230
4100 U.S. Highway 52
New Trenton, IN 47035
www.SCWake.com

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Custom SeaDek Install

Check out this customer video installing a brushed, mocha over black, teak SeaDek kit on a 31′ long 2006 Monterey Sport Cruiser. The installation (starting with a fairly clean cockpit area) took about 2.5 hours. Huge thanks to Ryan K. from Texas for creating this awesome time-lapse video for us!

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SeaDek at Booth 528 at NATM 2017 Convention

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SeaDek Commits to Trailer Safety with NATM Membership

Rockledge, FL (February 15, 2017) With a steadily growing presence in the automotive and transportation industry, SeaDek Marine Products has joined the fight to improve safety on America’s roads by joining the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). Founded in 1987, the NATM has been dedicated to improving trailer safety and performance, and represents more than 410 trailer manufacturers and 350 supplier companies.

SeaDek has been manufacturing EVA non-skid products for OEM boat builders and the aftermarket for over a decade, including trailer pads for some of the world’s largest boat trailer manufacturers. By offering durable and functional traction products that are designed to stand up to the rigors of the marine and automotive environments, SeaDek brings a new level of safety to trailers with its exceptional non-skid properties that eliminate slips and falls, while also providing unique stylistic and branding options.

“We are very excited to be uniting with the NATM,” said Jason Gardner, VP of Marketing and Advertising at SeaDek. “For years we have supplied boat trailer manufacturers such as Boatmate, Ram-Lin, and Malibu, and moving forward, we see much more potential for SeaDek in this market as a NATM member.”

With safety and high-quality materials a top priority for both SeaDek and the NATM, their partnership will create new opportunities for both trailer manufacturers and end users alike. Learn more about the NATM at www.NATM.com.

SeaDek will also be exhibiting in Booth #528 at the NATM 2017 Convention and Tradeshow in Orlando, Florida, from February 15-17. If you will be attending the show, be sure to stop by the booth to meet the team.

About SeaDek Marine Products
SeaDek manufactures a wide range of EVA non-skid products for OEM boat builders, aftermarket customers, and dealers. In addition to custom products, SeaDek offers an extensive line of retail items, including DIY sheet material, anti-fatigue helm station pads, coaming bolsters, and more. As a safe and comfortable alternative to molded-in non-skid, paint-on textures and other marine traction products currently available, SeaDek provides exceptional traction and aesthetically pleasing stylistic options. Made in the USA from UV protected non-absorbent EVA foam, SeaDek utilizes an acrylic-based 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive for a lasting bond and simple peel-and-stick application. In 2014, SeaDek became an employee owned company with the implementation of an ESOP profit sharing plan. With a wide array of colors, textures, and thicknesses available, there is a place for SeaDek on every boat.

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A Treat for Your Feet: Dual Density SeaDek

As every boater knows, a full day on the water can wreak havoc on your feet, knees, and back. Pounding chop and long hours at the helm can take the fun right out of a boating day, leaving you sore and tired.

But SeaDek has introduced an innovative new material that is sure to take the strain off tired captains: Dual Density SeaDek. This new option from SeaDek is perfect for helm station pads, combing bolsters, leaning posts, or anywhere else that additional cushion is needed or desired.

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Featuring a soft, 17mm low-density bottom layer for maximum shock-absorption, and a 3mm standard density to layer for traction and durability, Dual Density SeaDek provides supreme comfort with the same great non-skid properties that SeaDek is famous for.

img_20161228_100836149_31792499102_oThese dual density pads were custom made and installed by JetBoat Pilot, a SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Panama City, Florida.

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Dual Density SeaDek is now through SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers, and helm station pads are available for purchase on the SeaDek Webstore.

 Is your boat ready for custom SeaDek? Use our Interactive Map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you!

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SeaDek Snapshots – Ryan Dodd

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SeaDek Snapshots – Ryan Dodd

Extreme sports require passion, training, dedication, and sheer guts. World champion water ski jumper and SeaDek Pro Team member Ryan Dodd exemplifies every aspect of this unique breed of athletes, and more. Hurling himself at a ramp at over 70 mph for a few precious seconds of flight defines Ryan’s life and career. He recently gave us a peek into his world to see what makes his wheels turn.
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SC Wake in Booths C13 and C15 at the Detroit Boat Show

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The SC Wake Wake-up Winter Boat Show Tour continues with stops this week in Detroit and Lexington! The team has been hard at work this season, bringing SeaDek to boaters across the Midwest and Great Lakes region, showing why SeaDek is the best thing for boats since water. If you will be attending these show, be sure to stop by the SC Wake booth to meet the team and schedule a custom SeaDek installation for your boat!

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The Detroit Boat Show

 SC Wake in Booths C13 and C15

 February 11-19, 2017

 Cobo Center
1 Washington Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48226

 

Show Hours:
Saturdays: 11am – 9pm
Monday through Friday: 3pm – 9pm
Sundays: 11am – 6pm

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Kentucky Sport, Boat, and Recreation Show

 SC Wake in Booths 9 and 10

 February 9-12, 2017

Rupp Arena & Heritage Hall

 

 

Show Hours:
Thurs & Fri 2pm – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 9pm
Sunday 10am – 5pm

Not in the MidWest and want custom SeaDek for your boat? Visit our Interactive Map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you!

 

 

 

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SeaDek.com Now Offers Brushed Sheet Material

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The SeaDek Sheet Material You Love, Now in a Brushed Texture

SeaDek offers a complete line of non-skid cut pads and sheet material that are perfect for any area on a boat that requires improved non-skid or padding in areas frequently used for sitting or kneeling. These products protect boat surfaces, preventing scratching and chipping, and also cover up surface imperfections, making older boats look like new. SeaDek is made from soft, durable, UV-resistant EVA material specifically designed for the marine environment.

While well-known for stunning custom work on boats of all kinds, SeaDek is also available for purchase by the sheet for the boater that wishes to tackle their own SeaDek project.

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The finished product shown uses brushed material in Storm Gray over Black.

SeaDek Sheet Material is made from the same high-quality closed-cell EVA as seen on custom projects and trusted by the world’s largest boat builders. It can easily be cut with a sharp razor knife to fit a number of applications, including cooler tops, decks, trailers, and poling platforms. The possibilities are endless! SeaDek Sheet Material is backed with our 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive to provide an easy peel-and-stick application.

The brushed texture is smooth and pleasant to walk on, while still providing the same traction as the embossed version. It is now available in Midnight Black, Snow Camo, Storm Gray and Cool Gray. To purchase a large sheet (39″ x 77″) for your do-it-yourself project, click here.

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