The new SeaDek kayak non-skid kits have been a huge hit and we are adding more patterns as quickly as we can. One question we’ve been getting a lot is how to template a kayak yourself. We will be putting together an instructional video very soon but here are a few photos from recent templating jobs.
The most important thing is getting the template material nice and flat on the surface to be templated. This requires a good deal of trimming with scissors or a razor. Once flat, tape the mylar material securely to the deck and trace the area where you would like a pad with a sharpie marker. Note bow, stern, port and starboard orientation, number the parts and write your contact info one the template. Send it back to us and we’ll get started on your custom pad!
Be sure to check our store first to make sure we don’t already have your pattern: http://www.seadek.com/c-97-kayak-non-skid-pads.aspx