Bill Booth’s SeaDeked Snake Hunting Boat

The proliferation of Burmese Pythons in South Florida is no secret anymore, with the giant snakes exploding in population and decimating native wildlife that doesn’t stand a chance against the colossal constrictors.

Rising to the challenge of eradicating the foreign creatures, outdoorsman extraordinaire Bill Booth has made a science out of stalking, catching, and removing the snakes from the Florida Everglades, which he has spent his entire life hunting, fishing, and traversing.

When Bill reached out to us with a custom SeaDek project in mind for his new swamp boat, we designed a kit that was perfect for his new backcountry ride. The Olive Green over Black kit prevents any slipping on the boat’s slick aluminum deck, and stays much cooler than the bare aluminum, which can get unbearably hot in minutes in the South Florida sun.

Click here to check out this great article on one of Bill’s recent snake hunts from Outdoor Life magazine.

Thank you for your hard work Bill, every snake counts!

Is your boat in need of custom SeaDek? Find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you to schedule an installation today!

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Batavian Exhibiting at the Auckland Hutchwilco Boat Show

Next week, from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21, SeaDek Certified Fabricator Batavian will be exhibiting at the Auckland Hutchwilco Boat Show. Taking place at the ASB Showgrounds in Greenlane, Auckland, the show will feature new releases, prizes, a fishing hall, and lots more.

Batavian is a SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Wellington, that works with Certified Installers across New Zealand. SeaDek Certified Fabricators specialize in the entire SeaDek process from start to finish. They template boats, create CAD drawings, cut SeaDek EVA material using CNC technology, and install the final products, assuring the perfect fit and finish. All SeaDek pads are installed using 3M™ pressure sensitive adhesive which is inspected and applied at the SeaDek manufacturing facility in Rockledge, Florida.

Batavian can be contacted at:

Batavian Rubber
22-30 Birdwood St
Featherston, New Zealand 5710
glen@batavian.co.nz
646-308-9337
http://www.batavian.co.nz/

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Tristan Fishing for FWC Saltwater Life List

SeaDek brand ambassador Tristan Hill has set his sights high and set out to catch all 71 species on the FWC Saltwater Fish Life List, an ambitious and admirable feat. The young angler from the lower Florida Keys has taken his love of fishing to the next level with the challenge, learning new tricks and techniques along the way and fishing everywhere from the flats to blue water.

Last fall, Tristan submitted photos of himself with 10 of the species on the list, allowing him to join the first tier of the Saltwater Fish Life List Club rewards program. He received a T-shirt and certificate for his efforts. He has even caught the attention of some high profile fishing personalities such as Darcizzle Offshore!

Last week he made a trip out to deep water and nailed his first dolphin and tilefish:

We are rooting for Tristan here at SeaDek, and are happy to have him onboard as he checks more fish off his list every week! Way to go Tristan!

Follow Tristan’s adventures at https://www.facebook.com/TristansKeystoFishing/

To learn more about the Saltwater Fish Life List Club, visit catchafloridamemory.com.

SeaDek has a large selection of products to make your days fishing even better, such as helm station pads, coaming bolsters, fish rulers, and more. Visit our Webstore to start shopping now!

 

 

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JetBoat Pilot to Host Open House at New Facility

Tomorrow, Tuesday May 9, SeaDek Certified Fabricator JetBoat Pilot will be welcoming the public to their new facility for an open house. Located in Panama City, Florida, JetBoat Pilot recently made the move from its previous 6000 square foot building to a spacious 28,000 square foot manufacturing facility.

If you are in the Panama City area, be sure to stop by and check out the new location. In addition to the new factory, there will be demonstrations, samples, and more.

The event takes place on Tuesday, May 9, and starts at 5:30.

3825 W Hwy 390 Suite B
Panama City, FL 32405
850-960-3236
Email: Will@jetboatpilot.com

Come out to see all of the exciting new things happening at the JetBoat Pilot facility!

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Florida Senate Passes Senate Bill 10

This week was an epic milestone in the fight for legislation to begin the process of restoring the Florida Everglades and the rest of Florida’s waterways. On Tuesday, May 2, the Florida Senate and House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 10, which paved the way for a much-needed reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee to help curb freshwater discharges into the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee Rivers, as well as sending much-needed freshwater south through the Everglades and into Florida Bay.

This victory was thanks to extensive efforts by groups such as Captains for Clean Water, and by fishing guides, anglers, homeowners and business owners from around the country who spoke out in support of saving these fragile ecosystems.

SeaDek has joined Captains for Clean Water in the fight, recently making the trip to the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee to urge lawmakers to pass the bill. With this great success, we can celebrate, but will remain vigilant and active to continue pushing for action that will help restore Florida’s waterways to their former state.

Click here to sign the NoworNeverglades Declaration!

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Planet Nautique Review of Nautique Board Rack by Roswell

Our friends over at Planet Nautique just posted this great review of Roswell’s new strapless board racks, and got some great photos of their fully custom SeaDek kit on a 2017 Nautique G23 in the process! Roswell also just launched a new website, so be sure to check them out as well! Thanks for sharing guys!

Its easier than ever to get custom SeaDek for your boat; just use our Interactive map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you!

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SeaDek Brings Weathered Platforms Back to Life

Sometimes as a boat ages, it loses its original luster before the time actually comes to replace it. In situations like these, SeaDek can be the perfect solution to breathe new life into an aging boat with minimal cost and effort.

Contemporary Marine Flooring, a SeaDek Certified Fabricator based in Spokane, Washington, just sent over these photos of a makeover he did on an older MasterCraft swim platform. The platform was heavily oxidized and scarred with osmotic blisters, but after a heavy buff from Scott’s team and a custom cut SeaDek pad, this platform looked like it was fresh off the showroom floor.

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Nice job Scott, and thanks for sharing!

Contemporary Marine Flooring is factory trained to perform complete custom SeaDek work, including patterning, designing, CNC cutting, and installation.

They can be reached at:

Contemporary Marine Flooring
10907 E Marietta #2
Spokane Valley, WA
509-995-6239
scott@contemporarymarine.com
www.contemporarymarine.com

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Where the Buffalo Roam

We get lots of great photos from happy customers using their SeaDek, but these photos from Sam in Jackson, Wyoming, are a first for us!

Sam said:

To SeaDek friends,

I am sure you have a bunch of really cool pictures of sharks and huge fish next to your SeaDek, but figured I would send you one from my neck of the woods.  Just finished my first rafting trip with my custom made whitewater rafting decking covered in SeaDek.  The foam was awesome, received a bunch of compliments and was unscathed even through a violent flip and subsequent pounding on a high water Cataract Canyon mishap.  It was a joy to walk around the boat surefooted for once!  Got home a couple of days ago and am cleaning up everything from the trip in the rain/snow up here in Jackson, WY.  Went outside to do a final pressure wash and cleanup on the cooler/frame and these two guys liked it so much that they had other plans.  If only my dogs were as well behaved around them as they are around my gear.  Hope you enjoy and feel free to share!

 Photo without Bison is of the boat once finished.

 Best,

 Sam

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Thanks for sending Sam, these were a real hit at SeaDek headquarters!

 Send us pictures of your SeaDek at photos@seadek.com!

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SeaDek Provides Innovative Decking Products to SoftBank Team Japan’s Challenge for the America’s Cup

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Rockledge, FL, April 28, 2017—SeaDek Marine Products, the industry-leading manufacturer of EVA non-skid products, has been named a contributor of SoftBank Team Japan in their campaign for the 35th America’s Cup. Their innovative decking surfaces will be utilized on the team’s America’s Cup Class Yacht, a nearly 50 foot foiling catamaran, as well as other applications to provide exceptional traction for the crew and support staff.

After a 15-year hiatus, Japan’s return to America’s Cup sailing marks a new chapter for the team. Led by skipper and CEO Dean Barker, the team has established a base at the Royal Naval Dockyard in Bermuda in 2015 in preparation for the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Challenger series starting on May 26, 2017.

SeaDek’s products are an invaluable addition to the fleet thanks to advanced non-skid characteristics that enable the sailors to safely maintain contact with the boat in the extreme conditions that define America’s Cup sailing.

“We are thrilled to be contributing to SoftBank Team Japan in their bid for the America’s Cup,” said Jason Gardner, vice president of marketing and advertising at SeaDek. “With so much advanced technology going into the design and construction of these boats, we are honored to stand alongside the best in the industry to support the team.”

Learn more about SoftBank Team Japan at http://softbank-team-japan.americascup.com/.

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. Learn more at http://www.seadek.com.

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Now or Neverglades Sport Fishing Day: Video Recap

On April 11, 2017, SeaDek joined Captains for Clean Water and other leading companies such as Hells Bay Boatworks, Costa, Patagonia, Simms, and Florida Sportsman Magazine in Tallahassee to make their collective voices heard in support of legislation to restore the Florida Everglades. Advocating for Senate Bill 10 to fund a reservoir South of Lake Okeechobee, the day featured a press conference with Florida media channels, visits to the Capitol to meet with lawmakers, and an evening of fun at the Edison restaurant with food, drinks, and live music by GatorNate. Thank you to everyone who made the trip, with the future of Florida’s waterways on the line, it is our actions that will change the tide!

Check out the video:

Sign the Now or Neverglades Declaration today: https://captainsforcleanwater.org/now-neverglades-declaration/

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