Proline 2950 SeaDek Installation

We’ve been working in cooperation with our good friends over at Spearing Magazine to outfit this beautiful Proline 2950 with a custom SeaDek kit. This boat gets a lot of use on the Gulf Coast of Florida. Spearfishing and scuba diving are it’s primary function and tanks and gear can really put a beating on the fiberglass decks.

The owner, Chris, chose to go with storm gray over black SeaDek material with a brushed finish. This will add comfort, sound dampening, glare reduction and some much needed protection from daily use. It also adds some aesthetic enhancement to a plain white deck. For a finishing touch we added a custom routed hogfish to the center hatch cover.

 Scuba tanks resting on bare deck. SeaDek adds some much needed protection. Transom pads:

Installation is as easy as peeling and sticking the pads down with SeaDek’s marine grade PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive). Here Jason gardner applies some cockpit pads.Custom hogfish logo routed right into the pad:Swim-step entry non-skid pad and a helm station anti-fatigue pad:Be sure to keep an eye out for some more photos of this boat and installation in upcoming issues of Spearing Magazine ( and on SeaDek’s social media pages.

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2013 Aqua Aces Spearfishing Rodeo Benefiting Children’s Hospital

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Faux Teak SeaDek Yamaha Kit

Just got this nice shot from a recent customer of his faux teak SeaDek kit for his Yamaha. The color combination is mocha over black.

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SeaDek Boat Build – Day 4 – Wet Testing

First boat of the day means 5:30am, at the pumps and on our way to Nautique’s private wet testing lake just a short drive from the factory. Gary Cressman, in charge of Quality Services and Water Testing as well as a 24 year Correct Craft veteran, walked me through the the process of making a new boat “water ready”.

From running electronics and engine diagnostics to battery, lighting steering and much more, Gary checks out every inch of the boat. Though he downplays it a bit he’s got to have one of the best jobs in the company. Sure the early hours are tough and there is a lot of responsibility making sure these boats are perfect before they head off to their new homes, spending your work days driving these machines is not a bad gig at all.

Gary running the first of several engine diagnostic checks.
Nautique LINC 2.0 Digital Helm System™.
Security is pretty tight around the factory!
That’s what I’m talking about!
Some times you just have to let a professional do his work.
So now our 230 goes back into the factory for cleaning and some finishing touches. Our custom BoatMate trailer should be there sometime today and next week we’ll be making the short 20 minute drive to Roswell Wake-Air for the audio installation. IF you get a chance be sure to check out the custom SeaDek kit we did for their 230: 

After that we’ll be meeting up with the team from Sirlin Wraps. They’ll be stopping into the SeaDek facility to do the installation of our hull wrap.

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SeaDek Boat Build – Day 3

Teamwork. Teamwork is what gets a boat like this built, start to finish, in under a week. It’s been amazing seeing how all of the different departments and crews work together with such efficiency. Spending time at the Nautique factory documenting the build of our new Super Air Nautique 230 has been great experience and getting to know the people who put in the hard work has been a true pleasure.

The engine, fuel tank, ballast tanks, Nautique Surf System and electronics have all been installed. The cap and hull were then joined and bonded and then the 230 moved on to have its tower, windshield and hardware set into place. The upholstery station was up next where Lou and his team swarmed all over the boat and in just about and hour bolsters, seats and cushions were all in place and ready to move on.

Cap and hull being carefully fitted together and secured:Rebecca Wolfe was my tour guide and coordinator for much of this project. She couldn’t have been more helpful and really took the time to make sure I understood what was happening and how the boat moved through the production process. I can’t thank her enough for her time and effort.The upholstery crew finishing up on the 230 and making it look like the exceptional watercraft that it is.These guys and gals are the face of modern American manufacturing. Hard work, attention to detail and a great attitude were apparent everywhere I went. Ocean LED came through with some under water lighting for the transom. 

Next up is water testing! Can’t wait to see what this boat can do.

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SeaDek Boat Build – Day 2

Things are moving quickly now that our Super Air Nautique 230 is into production. Lead time from layout to completion is approximately one week! Pretty amazing considering what goes into one of these boats. In our previous post ( we saw the gelcoat and chop layer applied inside the hull and cap molds.  Next the stringers were installed and laminated in place and more layers of fiberglass were applied.

Today the cap and hull are being pulled from the molds and the boats really starts to come to life. It was quite a sight to watch that gunmetal flake and black hull rise up out of the mold like some kind of spaceship. Here chains are being connected from the lifting cranes to the boat hull still resting in the mold.

Once thoroughly secured the hull is carefully lifted from the mold and after a short flight across the room is gently placed onto the rolling trolley that will carry it into the next phase of production.

This photo show the stringers laminated into place. The stringers are large foam-core pieces  that provide buoyancy and structural reinforcement.

Already looks like a beautiful boat!
 Here is the “cap” which we saw being laminated in the previous post. Once the engine, ballast and other internal parts are installed into the hull the two parts will be joined.

In our next post we’ll being seeing the engine installed into the hull and not long after we’ll get a look at the Nautique Surf System!

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SeaDek Super Air Nautique 230 – Day 1

Yesterday production began on SeaDek’s Super Air Nautique 230 at the Nautique factory in Orlando. We have been granted access to the factory during the building process to document various phases of production and give our customers a peek behind the curtain of one of the world’s leading boat builders. Please check back throughout the week for updates as things really start to move quickly once the process begins. In addition to images from the Nautique factory some of our other partners will be providing photos and information about their contributions to the SeaDek boat. BoatMate Trailers will be providing a matching custom trailer. Roswell Wake-Air will be providing the deluxe audio package and Ocean LED will be adding the finishing touches with some in-water LED lighting. Liquid Force will be supplying wakesurfboards, wakeboards, ropes, vests and much more. And, of course, SeaDek will be designing a one-of-a-kind non-skid kit. Look for the new boat to be on display at this year’s 54th Masters Water Ski & Wakeboard Tournament presented by Nautique. Correct Craft World headquarters in Orlando, Florida We designed our boat on Nautiques easy to use online boat builder. These photos shows the boat hull in the mold after gel-coating and chop application.  The gelcoat is the actual finished color of the hull, like a candy coating. The “chop” is a mixture of fiberglass and resin mixed and sprayed on over the gelcoat. It provides strength and durability. This will be the outer shell of the boat. Here you can see the “cap”. This is the underside of the cockpit and will eventually be placed on top of the hull once it has been fully laminated and reenforced part have been applied so the hardware and fittings can be installed.
 Jason Crites, Nautique’s gelcoat lead, was my tour guide and really knew his business. He was able to explain the processes in depth and helped me better understand what I was seeing. Thanks Jason! Here you can see the chop being sprayed onto the gel-coated cap. This is a difficult job that requires a great deal of concentration and attention to detail to achieve an even coating.  Thanks to everyone who has helped put this project together. The next phase will be pulling the hull out of the mold. Check back here on the SeaDek Blog for updates. You can also follow along on our FaceBook Page, Twitter, Instagram and Flickr. About SeaDek: SeaDek is unique in that it is made from comfortable and durable closed-cell EVA materials that will not absorb water. Put one foot on the pad and you’ll know it’s SeaDek. Available in a wide range of colors and patterns and applied with our marine grade hi-bond pressure sensitive adhesive it’s an easy addition to any boat. Take it a step further and add custom graphics or a manufacturer’s logo.

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Bluewater Back Country Challenge

Great event coming up in June at Gilbert’s Key Largo:

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Kayak Non-Skid Pads Now Available

As promised we have just added the first kayak kit to our online store for the Native Watercraft Slayer 12. We will be adding many more in the weeks to come. Please email us suggestions for makes and models you’d like to see added. We’ll do our best. Next up will be the Jackson Cuda 14 and Big Tuna.

Currently these kits will only be available in storm gray so that we can stock them.

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Guy Harvey Concept Boat

Last week we were down in Miami with our friend, Ozzy Delgado, from Guy Harvey Magazine at the Ocean Runner facility to install some custom SeaDek on the Guy Harvey Concept Boat. In addition to our 6mm bow and gunnel pads we also fabricated a set of 20mm coaming bolsters, a center consol dash mat and a pretty cool center piece back rest pad with a Guy Harvey inspired mahi routed right into it.

Now the boat is still in production so there is hardware to be installed and the deck needs to be tidied up but I think the kit turned out great. We’ll be doing some follow-up posts with photos of the completed boat and more detailed photos of the SeaDek pads in the weeks to come. 


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