Thanksgiving at SeaDek

As the SeaDek family continues to grow, the traditional SeaDek Thanksgiving feast just gets larger and larger. This year we had almost 100 employees join together for the meal, the most in our history. After growing out of our inside meal area, we brought dinner into our breezeway, where we set up tables for the feast and enjoyed the cool (for us Floridians) November breeze blowing through the building.

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Dinner consisted of all the Thanksgiving favorites, with four giant turkeys and all the trimmings. This year we deep-fried the turkeys, a first for many of our employees, and they turned out wonderful—crispy, juicy, and delicious.

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Before eating, CEO Kurt Wilson got up to say a few words, thanking SeaDek’s employees for all their hard work, and counting everyone’s blessings for the prosperity that SeaDek has experienced and shared with their staff.

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The SeaDek family truly is blessed, and we look forward to the holiday season, thankful for what the year has brought us.

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Share SeaDek with someone you are thankful for! Visit the SeaDek Webstore to start shopping now!

 

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SeaDek Featured in ECN Magazine

​SeaDek Marine Products of Rockledge, Florida, prides itself in providing quality non-skid decking products to its customers. When the company needed a solution to an existing material limitation for a type of foam, called closed-cell EVA, used for its padded deck protectors, experts from the Cryogenics Test Laboratory (CTL) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center stepped in to give them a hand.

Cryogenics experts James Fesmire, senior principal investigator, and Adam Swanger, senior research engineer, both from the CTL, suggested some new materials test and evaluation procedures, and access to testing equipment that would not be cost-effective for the company to purchase themselves.

“With our experience in materials and thermal management for real-world environments, we were able to suggest a new approach to the challenge of the marine application,” said Fesmire. “It is exciting to see the technical intersection between our two different areas and participate with SeaDek to help find a solution and advance their products.”

The meetings and exchange of information were made possible through NASA’s Regional Economic Development (RED) Program, an agencywide initiative that began in 2010. Kennedy and the Economic Development Commission (EDC) of Florida’s Space Coast formed a strategic alliance in January 2015 for a regional economic development pilot program called Technology Docking to help the center engage with local companies in the region.

After a screening process, the RED Program matches interested small companies with corresponding experts at Kennedy, who offer advice, help solve a problem, provide a new or cost-saving way to solve the problem or suggest an alternative solution.

“As a progressive manufacturing company doing business in the heart of the Space Coast, working with our neighbors at Kennedy Space Center was a natural fit,” said Kurt Wilson, SeaDek CEO. “We have spent many years breaking down material boundaries, and the assistance from NASA and the EDC brings fresh insight and resources to our mission as a company.”

Robert Ashley, with the Exploration Research and Technology Directorate at Kennedy, is the project lead for the center’s RED Program. When the EDC selects companies for the program, Ashley helps to match them with subject-matter experts at the center.

“The RED Program is the means by which NASA can use its tremendous talent and capabilities, purchased by taxpayer investment, to return a dividend to local communities by engaging with area companies to help them overcome technological challenges and bring new or better products to market faster than otherwise possible, leading to job creation and economic growth,” Ashley said.

Ashley said sometimes companies just need the reassurance that they are going in the right direction. Other times, they need additional consultations and technical assistance.

“We also have had some instances where helping companies ultimately ends up helping us as well,” Ashley added.

Another company that received assistance through the RED Program, was GeNO LLC, a biopharmaceutical company in Cocoa. The company produces nitric oxide drug delivery products for a variety of therapeutic uses. The challenge involved a reaction vessel that worked intermittently and how to correct the problem.

Several NASA mechanical engineers with backgrounds in fluid dynamic analysis, thermal modeling and structures were matched with the company.

Charles Moore, an aerospace engineer with the Launch Services Program, met with GeNO and recommended the development of a material equation of state that would provide far greater insight into the gas evolution process within the reaction vessel.

“The Technology Docking Program was a productive experience for GeNO LLC,” said Ryan Denton, an engineer with the company. “The subject-matter experts assisted us in a search for an answer that would have taken us an additional two years to find on our own.”

Denton said the face-to-face meetings with NASA engineers were always very stimulating. “Technology Docking not only saved us product development time, but also saved us money,” Denton said.

Ashley said there are plans to broaden the program’s reach to make it easier for companies to partner with the center, including an umbrella Space Act Agreement with the EDC that will serve as a conduit and make it easier for smaller companies to access Kennedy’s expertise.

“This effort is about connecting our regional industry with NASA’s technology, capabilities and resources, with the goal of solving technology challenges together and driving economic successes for the region,” said Elizabeth Huy, EDC senior manager of business development.

Kennedy is one of six NASA centers participating in the Regional Economic Development Program, part of the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate, and currently the only one formally partnering with an economic development organization. Over the past two years, 69 companies have participated in initial discussions with NASA experts, and fourteen of those companies have been selected to receive additional NASA assistance through the Technology Docking program.

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Golden Mic Podcast SeaDek Exclusive – Dano Interviews Brad Smeele

It’s been a little while since we have posted a SeaDek Exclusive, but this one was completely worth the wait. Dano the Mano, with the Golden Mic Podcast, interviews professional wakeboarder, Brad Smeele. This was Brad’s first trip back to Orlando since his accident. Together, Brad and Dano were able to announce this years 2016 Wake Awards and they absolutely killed it!

In this interview, Dano and Brad talk about Brad’s experience getting back to the United States after his injury, what it was like going back to the spot that he last stood, and what you can do to help Brad and other people with spinal cord injuries around the world. Check out the video:


Visit https://www.facebook.com/bradsmovement to learn more about Brad, his injury, and what he is doing to overcome it.

Listen to The Golden Mic Podcast here.

Your Boat Deserves SeaDek!

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SeaDek Contributes to Homes for Hope Project

Answering the call from Ryan Dodd, world champion waterski jumper and SeaDek proteam member, SeaDek was honored to recently support Ryan and his wife Breanne as they traveled to Ensenada, Mexico to take part in building a home with the Homes for Hope team.

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The recent project built a new home for Magdalena, a single mother raising four children and working twenty hours a day in Ensenada. Magdalena was living in a crude dirt floor dwelling constructed of random pieces of plywood and plastic with a bed sheet for a door and no running water or electricity.

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The team brightened the life of the family with a new home that will drastically improve the rest of their lives. Way to set a great example and show the true meaning of giving back guys!

See Breanne’s awesome blog about the entire project with more photos here!

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Scott Smith of Yellowfin Only Featured in Angler Magazine

We at SeaDek are truly blessed to have so many awesome anglers and athletes using and representing our products. The Yellowfin Only Fishing Team had been relying on SeaDek cooler pads and helm pads for years, and we couldn’t wait to share Scott’s recent spotlight in Angler Magazine.

As competitive king mackerel fishermen in the SKA, the Yellowfin Only team fishes hard in some of the toughest conditions that the ocean has to offer, and SeaDek’s non-skid products keep them planted to the deck and looking good all at the same time. Scott and the team are great ambassadors of SeaDek and offshore fishing, and we are happy to have them onboard. Check out the article:

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Here are some pictures of their most recent batch of cooler pads and helm pads, featured in both White over Bimini Blue and Cool Gray over Bimini Blue.

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Swap-out logos are prototypes and not available for purchase at this time. Manufacturer logos require written consent.

To get custom SeaDek for your boat, visit our Interactive Map to find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you!

 

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SeaDek Announces Biggest Black Friday Sale Ever

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Starting at Midnight on Thursday 11/24, we will be holding our biggest sale in history! Some of our most popular stock items will be dramatically reduced on our Webstore for immediate purchase, so seize this opportunity to score some SeaDek products at the very best prices of the year!

60% OFF

– Large Teak Helm pads
– Large Helm Station Pads
– Small helm Station Pads
– Coaming bolster Kits

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50% OFF

– Dual Density SeaDek Helm Pads
– Large Sheet DIY Material

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40% OFF

– Fish Rulers
– Large Cut Pads
– Small Cut Pads
– Small Sheet Material
– Reel Pads

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– Step Kits
– Teak Step Kits

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Can’t wait for the sale? Visit our Webstore to start shopping now!

* Sale ends at Midnight on Sunday 11/27.

** Please allow 5 days or more for sale items to ship.

 

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SeaDeked Dynamarine Airboat by Dek Designs

As our network of SeaDek Certified Fabricators and Installers continues to grow, it is getting easier and easier for boaters across the globe to get custom SeaDek installed at their home or dock!

We just received these photos from Dek Designs, one of our newest SeaDek Certified Fabricators. Dek Designs is located in Topeka, Kansas, and has really been pushing the envelope with some innovative new design ideas.

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This recent project was a Dynamarine airboat featuring 6mm Black over Storm Gray with a pinline and pentagon geometric shape pattern. This airboat turned out looking sweet; way to go Dek Designs!

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Certified SeaDek 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.

For custom SeaDek in Kansas, contact Dek Designs at:

2529 N Topeka Blvd Suite 4
Topeka, KS 66617
Email: shane@dek-designs.com
Phone: 785.484.2465
www.dek-designs.com

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

 

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SeaDek Gets a Surprise Visit from Red Bull!

You just never know who is going to pop into the SeaDek factory, and last week, it was the girls from Red Bull to perk everyone up with some ice-cold Red Bull!

The SeaDek team was thrilled to get a pick-me-up on a hot afternoon, and everyone was excited when the famous Mini Cooper pulled up to the factory. Thank you so much Red Bull!

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Visit the SeaDek Webstore to shop for SeaDek now!

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SeaDek Exhibiting in Booth 42.EL at the METS Tradeshow

48585749-168b-47d0-9b05-ae2596724d1fSeaDek Marine Products, the industry leader in innovative marine flooring solutions, is excited to announce that they will be exhibiting at the 2016 METS (Marine Equipment Trade Show) in Amsterdam RAI. The three-day show runs from November 15-17, 2016, and the SeaDek team will be onsite at stand CMP 42.EL in the Construction Material Pavilion to answer questions and highlight some exciting new product options.

METSTRADE is the world’s largest marine equipment trade show, and has been bringing the marine industry together for decades. Over 22,000 professionals from 112 countries around the world gather in Amsterdam for the quintessential show. If you will be attending, please be sure to stop by the SeaDek booth to say Hello and learn what SeaDek can do for you.

To schedule a meeting, please email promotions@seadek.com.

Learn more about SeaDek at www.seadek.com

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Supreme Comfort with Dual Density SeaDek

Here at SeaDek, our wheels never stop turning and our mission to produce new and innovative products never stops. In an effort to take comfort to a whole new level, we recently introduced our SeaDek Dual Density material to deliver unmatched softness and shock absorbency. Made with a supple 17mm low-density bottom layer for maximum comfort and a 3mm standard density top layer for traction and durability, SeaDek Dual Density pads deliver the best of both worlds.

Perfect for helm station pads, coaming bolsters, seats, and coolers, Dual Density pads dramatically reduce fatigue and provide maximum cushion underfoot during long days on the water.

Will from JetBoat Pilot has been utilizing the new option every chance he gets, and just sent over these photos of a new 2017 Yamaha 212 Limited S with a Dual Density captain’s floorboard and upper deck for seating. His customers love the comfort of a cushion with the non-skid they need while traversing the boat.

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SeaDek offers stock Dual Density Helm Station Pads on their Webstore for immediate purchase, or find a SeaDek Certified Fabricator or Installer near you to have fully custom pads designed and installed for your boat!

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JetBoat Pilot is a SeaDek Certified Fabricator in Panama City, Florida, and can be reached at:

2243 W 24th Street

Panama City, FL 32405
Ph: 850-960-3236
Email: Will@jetboatpilot.com
Website: www.deckmyboat.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/JetBoatPilotcom

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