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Slippery flat boat problem

Flat boat is now 7 years old. When new, it had some substance on bottom to provide traction. Its worn out now, and with all the fish flopping on the floor (ha!) its becoming slippery. Any suggestions?
November 11, 2012 at 11:36am
tigerdave1Profile Photo
Posted November 11, 2012 at 11:46am

I had a friend put in a spray on rhino type bed liner material. Worked great except he went with a dark color that made it real hot in the summer time!

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Admiral RabbitProfile Photo
Posted November 11, 2012 at 11:59am
'Slipp'n and Slide'n'

...if you want to go cheap...25 or 30 shower strips work well...just be sure to clean the spots w/alcohol before stick'm down...cheers

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tom1959Profile Photo
Posted November 11, 2012 at 2:09pm

call me we can take my boat.no problems. need to take the shine off!!

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keakarProfile Photo
Posted November 11, 2012 at 3:51pm

put a nice thick coat of paint with a roller and when its still wet throw a lot of sand on top of it to cover the whole area, you end up with a sandpaper like finish that isnt too rough but has good traction. i tried mixing it into the paint first but it gets lumpy clumpy and makes a mess so paint then add sand while wet.

pick a light grey color so its not that hot in the sun

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Dr. SpotProfile Photo
Posted November 11, 2012 at 11:57pm
great ideas

Some great ideas here. More comments welcome. Thanks everyone.

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Posted November 12, 2012 at 6:17pm
dr spot

they make a grippy paint that u paint cement steps with got some at a lumber yard how will it work on aluminum, dont know???? remember b4 painting its all about preparation for the paint to stick good!! good luck!! also a friend of mine bought a kit, its like rhino liner, and he did his boat with it! he said it dont come out as good as going to a pro, but hes satisified with it and much, much cheaper!! don't know where he got it??

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Posted November 12, 2012 at 7:20pm
Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams sells a product called shark grip. It is a paint additive. I used it in a very wet area and it works great. We added it to two part epoxy paint.

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