SeaDek Performance Shirts Are Now Available!

12-14 Performance ShirtsYou trust SeaDek on your boat, now trust SeaDek on your back.  SeaDek performance shirts were specifically designed for fishing, boating or any outdoor activity.  Made from only the highest quality of materials these shirts were developed to protect you from the harsh elements of the offshore environment. Comfortable, super lightweight, and breathable these shirts will keep you cool, dry and protected from the sun’s harmful and damaging ultraviolet rays.

SeaDek Performance Shirts are available for purchase on our webstore:
www.seadek.com/p-483-seadek-performance-shirt.aspx
Enjoy free shipping on all SeaDek apparel.

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Tim Wakefield Project & Event Sponsorship

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Here’s an insight into one of the many great projects we get to work on at the SeaDek Manufacturing and Installation Facility. In November we created and installed a custom SeaDek kit for former Boston Red Sox pitcher Tim Wakefield. We’d like to thank Willie Wehrman at Marine Max for providing a boat for us to use to create the template for Wakefield’s Sea Ray 240 Sundeck. Here are a few pictures from the project.

Before and After

Tim Wakefield is a supporter of the Space Coast Early Intervention Center (SCEIC) and this project provided an opportunity for SeaDek to get involved with this great organization. SCEIC is a preschool in Brevard County dedicated to the education and development of children with and without disabilities. SeaDek will be a Hole-in-One sponsor for SCEIC’s 23rd Annual Tim Wakefield Celebrity Golf Classic & Memorabilia Auction. The event will take place on January 23rd & 24th, 2015.

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For more information on SCEIC, please visit www.sceic.com and www.facebook.com/SCEIC.

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Choosing the right marine non-skid traction pads

SeaDek Marine Products (http://www.seadek.com/) has led the marine traction pad industry for over a decade now and we’ve done it by focusing on improving the quality of our materials and manufacturing techniques to suit the rugged marine environment. There are a couple of cheaper knock-off products out there and we understand that sometimes price is the bottom line for particular customers. That said, be careful when selecting generic non-skid traction pads for your boat, it may end up costing you in the end.

SeaDek is made from EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) foam. We have worked long and hard to develop a formulation that is both comfortable and durable. While no foam product will be 100% sunproof, our material has enhanced UV inhibitors that allow it to hold up under long exposure to sun and water. Cheap, unprotected EVA materials will look and feel like SeaDek when they are first produced but will quickly break down and disintegrate. The result will be a horrible looking mess that will need to be replaced long before a SeaDek pad.

After 250 hours in our QUV SE Accelerated Weather Tester*
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We’ve been doing side by side testing of SeaDek and some knock-off materials and the results are striking. After 250 hours in our QUV SE Accelerated Weather Tester* the generic products have broken down, cracked and become visually unappealing. The SeaDek enhanced EVA has held up far better and remains structurally sound and visually appealing. (See testing details at bottom of page).

This material difference applies not only to our aftermarket products but also to the products we supply to our OEM boat builders. If you are buying a new boat with an EVA non-skid product included, make sure it’s SeaDek. Odds are it already is, as we supply pads to most of the leading boat builders in the industry, but we encourage you to ask the manufacturer just to be sure.

Examples of non-SeaDek pads. Note the poor lamination, poor adhesion and poor cut quality on the logoed areas.
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*Test Data:
Q-Lab QUV SE Accelerated Weather Tester
Standard Test Cycle – ASTM G154 – Lamp Type UVA-340
UV – 0.89 W/m2 @ 158oF for 8 hour cycles
Condensation – @ 122oF for 4 hour cycles
Cycles Repeated for 250 hrs.
Same test run for all samples of SeaDek and competitors.

 

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Toys for Tots Swim Platform Pad

We just finished a custom SeaDek swim platform pad for Underfoot Marine (www.underfootmarineproducts.com - formerly Wave Noize). This storm gray over black pad has a brushed finish with routed Toys for Tots and Underfoot Marine Products logos.

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Last weekend Underfoot Marine donated the toys in the boat during a Toys for Tots Poker Run in Palatka Florida, hosted by the U.S. Marine Corps. Being the only marine benefit geared specifically for Toys for Tots, this Poker Run is a one of a kind event.

Here’s a glimpse of the boats that participated in the event.

TfTTo learn more about Toys for Tots and to find your nearest toy drop off location, www.toysfortots.org/default.aspx

For more information on Underfoot Marine Products visit www.underfootmarineproducts.com, or contact Kelley at Kelley@underfootmarineproducts.com or 704.361.6784.

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Custom SeaDek on a 2014 Hobie Pro Angler 14

Here’s a sneak peek of a custom SeaDek kayak traction kit with matching Yeti cooler top we just finished for one of our customers, Hugh.

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Stay tuned for pictures and video from the installation!

To order a stock SeaDek kayak kit visit our webstore: www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx. For additional color combinations, custom logos and graphics please contact customer service at: 321-632-4466 or customerservice@seadek.com.

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More Jobs At SeaDek!

As we continue to grow we need more friendly, motivated and talented people to help keep us moving forward. We are currently taking résumés for an entry level CAD designer, a Scanning/Plotting technician to support the CAD department, a Customer Service Representative and a Receptionist.

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The positions are currently listed on EmployeeBrevard.com. Résumés may be emailed to jobs@seadek.com

CAD Designer:
http://www.employbrevard.com/display-job/22587/CAD-Designer.html

Scanning/Plotting Technician:
http://www.employbrevard.com/display-job/22588/Scanning-Plotting-Technician.html

Customer Service Representative: http://www.employbrevard.com/display-job/22578/Customer-Service-Representative.html

Receptionist/Customer Service Dept.: http://www.employbrevard.com/display-job/22579/Receptionist-Customer-Service-Dept..html

Look forward to working with you!

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Simple Anti-Slip Pads For Your Trailer Fenders

Product Spotlight article from iBoats December e-newsletter www.iboats.com

Are your fenders “naked”?

The tire fenders of your trailer may have had some kind of anti-skid material on them when your trailer was new, or maybe it didn’t. It could have been that real nasty sandpaper stuff or even more marine carpeting that was poorly glued to the top of each fender. Maybe it did or didn’t but, it sure should. We all use our fenders to either reach into our boat for loading and unloading or to help us climb up and in. Some trailer manufacturers build in diamond-plate or molded anti-skid into the top of their fenders. If your anti-skid is gone or never was there, here’s a simple fix.

SeaDek Step Kits are the perfect solution for slippery trailer fenders, steps, boat ladders, and a number of other applications. Each kit comes with four 3.5″ x 12″ pieces of 5mm thick, non-absorbent EVA foam material that provide excellent traction when wet or dry, and each piece is backed with 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive to provide an easy peel-and-stick application. SeaDek Step Kits are available in a variety of colors. For this article, we picked a really bright blue and a nautical blue camo pattern to really stand out and to show you what’s available in stock shapes and patterns.

The SeaDek pads have super grip nubbies over softer backing material so you won’t slip when wearing shoes and won’t take skin off the bottoms of your bare feet.

The pads are “peel and stick” backed for quick and easy installation. The adhesive is “marine grade” which normally means you pay double for just the word “marine” but from SeaDek you don’t get “stuck”, you do get some of the best “stick” in the marine industry.

Custom shapes are also available. You can even have a particular logo custom cut into the pad.

Standard step kits are available at: http://www.iboats.com/SeaDek-Step-Kits/dm/view_id.685899
For custom SeaDek materials just click on: http://www.seadek.com/

*This article comes from the December issue of the iBoats e-newsletter. Special thanks to Bill Gius and iBoats for posting such a great article about our product, and for everything you do for SeaDek.

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Custom SeaDek Kayak Traction for Florida Sportsman Winner

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Here’s a custom Hobie Pro Angler 12 SeaDek kayak kit we made for Brandon over at Adrenaline Fishing Custom Rods (www.adrenalinefishingrods.com). Brandon won his custom kit through a Florida Sportsman contest (www.floridasportsman.com). This kit has a unique color combination of aqua camo over shamrock green and an embossed finish with custom routed logos.

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Stay tuned for post installation pics of this awesome kit! In the meantime, be sure to check Adrenaline Fishing Custom Rods on Facebook (www.facebook.com/adrenalinefishingcustomrods), Instagram – AdrenalineRods (http://instagram.com/adrenalinerods?ref=badge) and Twitter – @AdrenalineRods (https://twitter.com/AdrenalineRods)

*This color combination is still in development and not yet available to the public.

 

To order a stock SeaDek kayak kit in storm gray or army camo, visit our website: www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx. For additional color combinations and custom logos please contact customer service at: 321-632-4466 or customerservice@seadek.com.

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Extreme Fishing Adventures

Here are some great pictures of Captain Jimmy Nelson from Extreme Fishing Adventures fishing with his friend Luiza Barrios. Captain Jimmy’s Bonefish (www.bonefishboatworks.com) has an embossed, storm gray over black full custom SeaDek kit with routed logos.

IMG_4687-f-s IMG_4478-f-s IMG_3881-f-s IMG_3633-f-s IMG_3598-f-sBe sure to catch the new season of Extreme Fishing Adventures (www.extremefishingadventures.tv) on NBC Sports and Fox Sports and check out Lady Angler Luiza Barrios on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/pages/Fishing-with-Luiza/1547402015495676?ref=hl

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SeaDek Hosts Melbourne High School Business Academy

2014 marks the third year in a row that SeaDek Marine Products hosted the Melbourne High School Business Academy. The student were give a tour of the new 74,000 square foot fabrication facility in Rockledge, FL and a peek inside the workings of a growing US manufacturing company. They learned about what it takes to survive and grow in a recovering economy, what skill companies are looking for in future employees, the importance of innovation, creativity and a diverse skill set to a US manufacturer.

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The students were great and had many insightful questions. We were also very impressed with all of the new product ideas they came up with at the end of the tour and are looking forward to a product development competition after the holiday break.

We’d like to that all the students who came out and say a special thank you to their exceptional teacher, Erik Perna. We actually have three of his former students working  for us and the impact he had upon them can not be overstated. We are luck to have leaders like Erik in our community building and influencing the leaders and innovators of tomorrow.

MelHiBusinessAcademy_002Students got a tour of the factory floor where CNC machines sculpt the finished SeaDek pads before they more on to the packing/shipping department. 

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Raw materials are stacked and sorted before being pulled for lamination.

MelHiBusinessAcademy_004The SeaDek marketing and advertising department help spread the word about everything SeaDek has to offer.

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The SeaDek CAD department where you’ll find many recent graduates from Brevard County high schools and colleges.

MelHiBusinessAcademy_007From customer service to sales and logistics there is a place and opportunity for all kinds of employees.
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We are thankful for all of our employees and look forward to those still to come.

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