Jackson Cuda 14 SeaDek Kit Review

Here’s a great product review that Ty of ShallowWaterz.com wrote on the SeaDek kit he recently ordered for his Jackson Cuda 14 (jacksonkayak.com):

If there’s anything I’ve learned while on the water, it’s that being stealthy is a necessity. Something as simple as bumping a push pole on the side of a poling platform or lightly knocking a paddle on a kayak can cause a fish to go from feeding to high alert in an instant. One thing I always take note of when purchasing a new vessel is the different vibrations it puts off when you do different things.


For Instance, when I bought my Jackson Cuda 14 this year I noticed I would make a very subtle noise every time I stood up or sat down. Often times I would see a tailing redfish as I was standing, and would quickly sit down to approach from a seated position. While most people wouldn’t even notice this noise, I found that on some occasions the fish would either stop tailing or disappear completely if I was within casting distance of said fish. Something I couldn’t live with!


As a sight fishing fanatic, I spend more time standing and slowly paddling/pushing (which my Cuda 14 allows me to do comfortably) with the paddle than I do sitting while in my kayak. While this is one of the best ways to approach fish to sight cast to, it leaves you with the problem of having to do something with your paddle once you do locate the targeted species. I’ve found that gently placing my paddle on the gunnels (sides) of my kayak, and quietly picking up a rod to make a cast is the best method for me. Unfortunately, often times this will also cause a light noise and vibration that the fish can detect. Not to mention if it’s windy, your paddle will probably roll around and knock from side to side much like a teeter totter.

To this day, my Cuda 14 has yet to fail me with getting to the fish; but being human as I am, I have sent many a fish bolting off the flat due to being a little noisy on the water. After making a post on the Space Coast Kayak Anglers Group on Facebook regarding these concerns of mine, I received a lot of different info on how to make my kayak a little more stealthy. I found that luckily for those of us who aren’t quiet as a mouse, there is a noise reducing product out there for your skiff made by SeaDek.


A few days before the Punta Gorda IFA Kayak Tour in February, I decided to give SeaDek a call and order some non skid pads for my kayak. Not only did it arrive quickly with simple step by step instructions on how to install, but it was also pre cut to fit my kayak. In a matter of about an hour, I had SeaDek on the areas where my paddle, push-pole, and fishing rods rest; under my seat to reduce noise when standing/sitting; and just about anywhere I could set foot on my kayak for those times when I haven’t quite found my sea legs!


The morning after I installed all my non-skid pads, I ventured out to Pine Island Sound to prefish for the IFA Punta Gorda event and put my SeaDek to the test. I’ll let the pictures do the talking!

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With the added stealth from the new SeaDek Pads, I was literally able to come within a few feet of a tailing redfish in about 8″ of water. Although I didn’t get an eat from the fish pictured above, I was amazed at how close I could get to take pics or make a cast. Being able to set my paddle down without making any noise has been a game changer while sight fishing. Jackson puts grooves on their kayak to keep your paddle from rolling around…add a little SeaDek and it’s fool proof. Simply set down your paddle, pick up your rod, and make that money cast.

Also, for those like myself who believe in comfort over anything, the cushion on my feet made things much easier on my back and is just overall much more comfortable. It makes it much more bearable being out on the water for 12 hours at times!

After my first encounter with this product, I doubt I’ll ever own another skiff without it! Whether you’re fishing, shooting pics, or just enjoying the water from a kayak, flats skiff, or any boat; I highly recommend checking out SeaDek!

*This review has been reposted from ShallowWaterz Insiders (www.shallowwaterz.com/product-reviews)

Thanks for the awesome review Ty!

Please be sure to check out Ty’s blog (www.shallowwaterz.com) and follow ShallowWaterz on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ShallowWaterz), Instagram (instagram.com/shallowwaterz) and YouTube (www.youtube.com/channel/UCuDkGAfQKxFA8fEnK2oPs9A).

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

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2015 Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T Kit Now Available!

At long last the much anticipated 2015 Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T (www.hobiecat.com) stock kits are now available for purchase on our webstore. Stock SeaDek kayak kits are 5mm thick with an embossed texture, and are produced in Storm Gray and Army Camo. www.seadek.com/p-496-hobie-mirage-pro-angler-17t-2015.aspx

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Custom Kits
Custom kits are also available for order through our customer service department. These kits can be produced in any color combination and can include custom logo work. Here’s the prototype kit we made for Chuck Levi from KBB Outfitters (www.kbboutfitters.com)(http://kayaksbybo.com/).
This custom kit is Brown over Black Faux Teak with custom graphics. Please reference part #17718


For more information and additional images on our prototype kit, check out the blog post at www.seadek.com/blog/2015-hobie-pa-17-seadek-kit.

*Faux Teak kayaks kits are not generally produced due to the small parts most kayaks require. This PA 17 is an exception because the parts are larger than most kayak kits and we used a smaller, custom faux teak pattern.

About the 2015 Mirage Hobie Pro Angler 17T – from www.hobiecat.com/mirage/mirage-pro-angler-17

PA17_8The new Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 17T is a fishing machine with comfort, stability and room for everything you need, including another person. Plus, it’s powered by the patented Hobie MirageDrive pedal system.

The fully adjustable Vantage XT seating can be setup in multiple configurations: in-line tandem, face-to-face social tandem, or as a single. The PA17T is the perfect platform to teach a young one how to fish, take your family member out, or simply fish hard with your best fishing buddy. Fishing rod storage, both front and rear, holds up to 12 rods and the new H-Rail System allows you to customize accessory placement.

Both users can stand and fish in comfort and each cockpit is fitted with a large rectangular hatch with pivoting tackle management system; there’s even additional under-seat storage for bringing plenty of tackle boxes. The Lowrance® Ready feature with pre-installed thru-hull cable plug outlets makes adding most fishfinders easy. Use it “guide style” where the aft passenger provides power and puts the front angler on the fish or add an optional trolling motor to use it like a bass boat. Add the optional Livewell XL for storing your catch or taking plenty of live bait.

The hull will cut through ocean swells and the drop down skeg provides solid tracking over long voyages. With three rudder control steering handles, you can position the boat from any seating location while you or your buddy battles the big one. This vessel has found its niche through human propulsion via the MirageDrive, the ability to launch in no-motor zones or areas with no boat ramp, and minimal maintenance thanks to its durable polyethylene hull and rigid components.


To order a Hobie PA 17T stock kit in storm gray or army camo, visit: www.seadek.com/p-496-hobie-mirage-pro-angler-17t-2015.aspx
For additional colors and custom logos, contact customer service at customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466 and reference part #17718.

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SeaDek Reviews – We Want To Hear From You!

Here is a recent online review from a customer about his Hobie Mirage Pro Angler 14 non-skid kit:
photoThey take there time making them so yeah it takes a min to get it but when you open the box there is nothing but jaw dropping craftsmanship! I love mine probably more than my Mirage drive it’s my favorite thing about my hobie!! Click buy now you won’t regret it might’ve been on for over a year and watch the video

  • Did your SeaDek product meet your expectations? “Met expectations”
  • How satisfied were you with our customer service? “Extremely satisfied”
  • How did you hear about SeaDek Marine Products? “Online Review or Article”

We’d love to hear what you think of your SeaDek and your customer service experience, good or bad. Your feedback helps us become a better company. You can write a review for any of our products on our website. http://www.seadek.com/t-products-landing.aspx

All reviewers are automatically entered in our regular product giveaways!

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2001 World Cat with Faux Teak SeaDek

Our customer Jimmy sent in a few photos of his newly SeaDeked 2001 World Cat (www.worldcat.com). This boat features 6mm mocha over black faux teak SeaDek from bow to stern. Thanks for the photos Jimmy!


To order a custom SeaDek kit, please contact customer service at customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466 with the make, model and year of your boat.

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Diablo Amigo

Our customer Arron just ordered a Diablo Amigo (diablopaddlesports.com) stock SeaDek kit. This kit is our 5mm storm gray with an embossed texture. Great job with the install and thanks for the photos Arron!

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To order a stock kit for your Diabo Amigo, visit: www.seadek.com/p-465-diablo-paddlesports-amigo.aspx. For additional colors and custom graphics, please contact customer service at: customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466.

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SeaDek Waterslide Pads – Portofino Bay Hotel

Porto_001This past weekend we visited the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando and had the chance to check  up on some pads we made several years ago for their waterslide entry area. We’re happy to report that after years of use and hundreds of thousands of feet and butts making good use of our comfortable and durable non-skid pads they are holding up great. No problems with adhesion, the logos look perfect and the non-skid pattern is still visible and functional.

More and more people are looking to SeaDek as a viable non-skid option on more than just boats. We’ve done work in the automotive industry, aviation as well as pool and spa just to name a few. The reason is because we have taken what was once a cheap, unprotected, short lived material and reformulated it into a much more robust product. Our foam formulation is UV protected and is applied using SeaDek’s marine grade 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive. SeaDek products are superior to cheap EVA and will not get hard and crack after a single season like some other products available on the market. The best boat builders in the world choose SeaDek for a very good reason, quality.

For pricing and availability on your particular project please call 321-632-4466 or email customerservice@seadek.com

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SeaDeked Hewes at the Sandbar

Alan of Team SeaDek sent us some photos of his family enjoying their weekend out at the Sandbar. Alan’s 2006 Hewes Redfish 18′ (www.hewes.com) is SeaDeked with a storm gray over black custom kit with storm gray over bimini blue undergunnel pads and Yeti cooler top (yeticoolers.com).

Sandbar2Sandbar1Thanks for the great pics Alan!

To order a custom kit for your boat, please contact customer service at: customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466.


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Jackson SUPerFISHal With Custom SeaDek

Jackson SUP Before and AfterCheck out the before and after pictures of this Jackson SUPerFISHal (jacksonkayak.com) we SeaDeked. This 11.5 foot fishing SUP has a 6mm faux teak, olive over mocha custom SeaDek kit with a 40″ fish ruler and custom graphics.

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Keep an eye out for stock versions of this SUP kit to be added to our webstore. A special thanks to Michael for letting us borrow his SUP!

To order a custom SeaDek kit for you SUP, contact customer service at customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466 and reference drawing number Z104867.

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SeaDek and Yeti Coolers – A Perfect Combination

sls0514_btalk_01“My brother and I both grew up fishing the Texas coast, so our accessories are designed for the marine environment,” he says. “One of the most popular is the Seadek top, which gives extra traction and cushion when the cooler doubles as a casting platform. Seadek is available for every size cooler we make. We also offer a tie-down kit that allows access to the contents. Seat cushions with marine-grade vinyl and stainless snaps are another option, and for 2014 we’re adding vertical rod holders to the accessory line. Our T-latches can even be easily reversed to eliminate snags with fly lines. We’re not just designing coolers, we’re designing them with fishermen in mind.” Seiders adds that the majority of Yetis destined for the coast are white, although other colors, such as ice blue, to match custom ­gelcoats, are gaining popularity.
-Ryan Seiders, president of Yeti Coolers. 

Olive Green- BlackYeti cooler pads by SeaDek can be purchased directly from the  Yeti Coolers Website.

If you would like to order a custom cooler pad please contact customer service at customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466.SpanishFly6

Reposted from Saltwater Sportsman:




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KnowWake Boat – SeaDek Transformation


The creators of the KnowWake app brought their boat to our facility for a SeaDek transformation. Check out the before and after pictures of their 1997 Contender 25 Cuddy (contenderoffshore.com).

KnowWake_Before_DeckKnowWake_After13This Contender features 6mm seafoam green over storm gray SeaDek on the bow and gunnels, 20mm seafoam green over storm gray coaming bolsters with custom 40″ fish rulers, 6mm storm gray over black faux teak deck with a 13mm helm pad and 13mm T-Top platform pad.

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About KnowWake
Use KnowWake today to find New and Fun destinations accessible by boat and personal watercraft in all of Florida. The Atlantic Coast, Gulf Coast & Florida Keys have all been charted and are now available! Find your destination and let KnowWake take the uncertainty and guesswork out of interpreting the NO-WAKE/SLOW-SPEED/ MANATEE-ZONE signs posted along the waterways. Safely and confidently navigate these heavily regulated speed-zones with real-time, self-updating, color-coded maps. The color of line inside the canal remains accurate to the speed-zones in your current location and time, even if they change hourly!!! KnowWake is an especially helpful tool for anticipating safe Estimated Time of Arrivals (ETA) while cruising any time of the year.

This app is a Full Guide to the Waterways including all the must-have locations for EVERY boater to get the most out of being on the water. KnowWake now offers webcams of ALL major inlets to allow you a preview before going on or offshore. NEW Features like Diving Spots and Diving Shops are all potted for your convenience in this latest update. Whenever you’re on the Waterway, let KnowWake guide the way. Enjoy and Happy Boating!
– Color-Coded Wake Zones
– Tow Areas
– Marinas
– Restaurants
– Public Boat Ramps
– Inlet Cams *NEW!!*
– Dive Shops *NEW!!*
– Snorkel Areas
– Dive Spots *NEW!!*
– Sandbars


To order a custom SeaDek kit for your boat, please contact customer service at customerservice@seadek.com or 321-632-4466 (reference drawing number Z104907 for a similar kit).

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