EVA foam decking

Discussion in 'Installation Photos/Specs' started by mstang64bb, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    917
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    The "hardest part" is getting a decent template, and then a decent cut. I have tended to butt pieces together to cover an entire area rather than make pads that are limited to the width of the material. I have certainly had varying results doing that. Mine is light grey with white "caulking". very cool, even in the Florida sun. I am seeing some of the adhesive that is used to marry the grey foam to the white foam leeching out from the edge of the caulk seam. It is yellow. Thin but I notice it. Certainly not perfection, but for a 20 year old boat it is way good enough, and serves the non skid purpose perfectly. $160 total and I have a LOT of material left over.
    Here is my story in pictures:
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ks7z57nxxvw3u2l/AAC5XmBjjXukHb_GYIra98WPa?dl=0
     
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  2. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    917
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
    And, after looking at the pics, if you can think of some kind of edging material I can use to go around the outside of the upper dive platform to dress up the edge, I'm all ears. Everything I have messed with doesn't like the radius on the 2 outer edges, or the sharp turns around the coaming lockers, etc. I tried to make a rolling knife to trace the edge of the platform, and cut the foam about 1/2" back from the edge, but there is a significant slope on the vertical side, so it's been very difficult to maintain the distance. Doing it by hand has proven to be sloppy at best. The 90 degree edges on the cockpit hatches were a breeze.
     
  3. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    442
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gS165 w Quantum HD Radar
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    Just finished the installation of the PlasDek. Very happy with it. New window shades arrive tomorrow and then I think it will be time to take a hiatus from boat mods! C5FE490F-581F-474F-94BF-CF729FB8B240.jpeg CC13ED13-FE66-4D5E-B049-CFF12C2EF0DA.jpeg 3688B129-9215-4D33-A712-54FBE7F0595B.jpeg 57AED7FD-160A-4ED0-8E59-A8D38C6509DE.jpeg E12C6702-265C-43EB-94F2-CEF7FB018416.jpeg 66697CF3-F096-48E1-A584-597A4F41F481.jpeg
     
  4. Tomco

    Tomco Member

    219
    Aug 16, 2012
    Ottawa, Ontario
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge
    GHS Hydraulic Lift
    11' Walker Bay, 30hp
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3M
    Carpe, wow, that looks great! I really like the look in the cockpit area, very clean and neat. Did you do the install or have a 3rd party?
     
  5. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    442
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gS165 w Quantum HD Radar
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    Did it my self with the help of a friend that did his on his own. Just a little patience required to carefully spread the glue with out getting it where you don't want it. Took better part of a morning to do the major sections.
    Carpe Diem
     
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  6. susanandlance

    susanandlance Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Feb 10, 2011
    Florida
    2007 Sea Ray 36 Sedan Bridge
    8.1 mercruisers
  7. my3sons

    my3sons Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 24, 2009
    Summers- NY (Lake Erie), Winters- Somewhere Warm
    2004 400DB, Onan 9 kw Gen, Highfield RIB,
    Cummins 6CTA
    Carpe, very nice! Which color Plasdek is that?
     
  8. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    442
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gS165 w Quantum HD Radar
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    The color is mahogany with onyx.
    We went dark because we have the darker interior cabinetry and flooring.
    Got rid of the original dark wood blinds and put in day/night shades. Really improved the feel of the cabin.
     
  9. Joint Custody

    Joint Custody Active Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    219
    Sep 20, 2017
    Lake Powell Utah
    2001 460 Sundancer
    Twin Cummins 6CTA8
  10. 370Dancer

    370Dancer Active Member

    917
    Oct 2, 2006
    Florida - Alabama
    1998 370 Sundancer
    380hp MAG MPI Gen VI with V drives
  11. Tomco

    Tomco Member

    219
    Aug 16, 2012
    Ottawa, Ontario
    2004 420 Sedan Bridge
    GHS Hydraulic Lift
    11' Walker Bay, 30hp
    Cummins 6CTA 8.3M
    What color did you go with for the shades? Our boat has the day/night shades now but they are a neutral color ... looks kind of washed out with the other salon colors. We were just talking about a change to bring a little more contrast to the salon.
     
  12. Strecker25

    Strecker25 Well-Known Member

    Nov 20, 2014
    Rochester, NY
    1998 290 Sundancer
    Twin 5.7EFI/Alphas, Kohler 4kw
    My 1 year old made a mess of our EVA floor (and does every weekend) so instead of the normal boat soap/brush treatment I hit it with Starbrite non-skid cleaner and a hard bristle brush. Came like new
     
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  13. The Bill Collector

    The Bill Collector Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Jun 2, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    450 Sundancer
    3126 Cat's
    I have a few grease spots from my BBQ and soap & water are not cutting it... I have been worried about using something stronger and damaging it. I have a scrap piece I have been meaning to test some degreaser or something on it and see what happens.
     
  14. Carpediem44DB

    Carpediem44DB Active Member

    442
    Aug 18, 2015
    Sanfransico Bay area
    2006 44 DB Sedan Bridge Raymarine gS165 w Quantum HD Radar
    cummins QSC 8.3 500 HD
    Tom, I went with ivory because we have such dark interior wood. It really brightens up the salon but blacks out completely to keep the oppressive global warming out;)
     
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2019 at 2:16 PM

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