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drich30099
07-24-2010, 09:04 PM
Anyone else have black footprints on boat seats in their Moomba from the black "rubber" swim platform? Very hard to remove too!!

MartinCaron
07-25-2010, 09:45 AM
me... when it start doing that, you better change the whole pad.

Mikey
07-25-2010, 11:29 PM
Untill i get around to replacing with Seadec as many on hear have done,i've clearcoated mine with spray laquer and problem solved at least temporary anyway. It does make it slippery but footprints stop as well.
Seadec is the better solution but this does work.

kaneboats
07-26-2010, 12:36 PM
FYI, your Seadek pad order can take 4-6 weeks. Your CC will not be charged till the order is ready. If you want it, order it right away. Good luck!

deepcove
07-26-2010, 02:30 PM
I changed mine to seadek.....no more foot print problems now. And it looks way better. I did a 2 tone with Moomba on it.

drich30099
07-26-2010, 05:02 PM
What is seadeck and why do I have to fix/replace after just 2 summers?

mcdye
07-27-2010, 07:35 AM
What is seadeck and why do I have to fix/replace after just 2 summers?

www.seadek.com - they make custom swim pads, it is much nicer then stock.

I am curious if people are having issue with a boat stored indoors OR if it is a weathering effect from the platform being outdoors all the time.

ssmith
07-27-2010, 08:25 AM
What is seadeck and why do I have to fix/replace after just 2 summers?
http://i175.photobucket.com/albums/w126/scotties2006/Boating/SU1HMDAxNDYtMjAxMDA0MTMtMTMxNS5qcGc.jpg

squeeg333
07-27-2010, 04:41 PM
The issue is with the supplier of the black pads. The rubber oxidizes, as most things do in the sun, and degrades to a point where the pigment leeches out of the black pad. Thus, sticking to feet and whatever else and tracking all over everything.
The SeaDek is for sure the way to go. Turst me, I'm with you in the frustration in having to replace a fairly new pad - but you'll be happy you did. Even if my black pad hadn't been wearing out, I think I would have changed out the pad.

wolfeman131
07-27-2010, 05:43 PM
Even if my black pad hadn't been wearing out, I think I would have changed out the pad.

ditto on making the switch to Seadek even though the OEM pad was nearly new. Bonus is my wife thinks it was some of the best $$ spent on the boat.

kaneboats
07-28-2010, 11:19 AM
Did mine a couple months ago. Absolutely the best money spent on the boat.

Canuckle Head
07-28-2010, 12:37 PM
I'll second that!

http://i702.photobucket.com/albums/ww30/wedeh/Watersports/Pictures099.jpg?t=1280331399

lewisb13
07-28-2010, 12:49 PM
Love seeing these pics! Anyone have a blue boat?

Canuckle Head
07-28-2010, 01:46 PM
Follow this link: http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=11404&highlight=custom+seadek

lewisb13
07-28-2010, 02:03 PM
Thanks for the link! Shows the pad, but no boat lol.

Canuckle Head
07-28-2010, 02:25 PM
Try this one: http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=11491&highlight=custom+seadek

gcombe74
07-28-2010, 02:45 PM
ditto on making the switch to Seadek even though the OEM pad was nearly new. Bonus is my wife thinks it was some of the best $$ spent on the boat.



get the wife on board.. and anything can happen! ;)

cab13367
07-28-2010, 03:22 PM
I've had no problems with my platform pad (I think the problems came after 2006 when they switched suppliers) but I did get an opportunity to sample the Seadek pad on mandley's boat and it's a lot softer than the stock one. So it's much easier on the knees especially for kids who tend to get up on the platform by swinging their knees onto it.

viking
07-28-2010, 03:36 PM
seadek as others have stated...........you will not be dissappointed

lewisb13
07-28-2010, 03:53 PM
Try this one: http://moomba.com/msgboard/showthread.php?t=11491&highlight=custom+seadek

THANKS!:D8-)

bcr
07-29-2010, 04:09 PM
I found and used a Mister Clean Majic eraser,works excellent.

kaneboats
07-30-2010, 10:32 AM
Be careful with the magic eraser. I agree that it works great. I use them all the time. But, they are abrasive-- like extremely fine sandpaper. They will take the UV protection off your interior. If you have to use them, make sure you apply a protectant afterward or you risk sun damage.

skiyaker
07-30-2010, 10:41 AM
when you put the seadeck pad on do you remove the rubber pad that comes with the swim platform? if so is it difficult to do? Also, how does the seadeck pad hold up to putting skis and boards on on the swim platform?

kaneboats
07-30-2010, 11:05 AM
I think every one of us has who replaced the pad with Seadek has removed the old pad. I have removed two pads in the last 3 years on 2 different boats. It takes 10-15 min. to get the pad off. If you use Goof off or a similar product it takes about 45 min. to an hour to clean, scrape and clean again the platform to get it ready. While the pad is off I recommend using rubbing compound and then polishing compound to buff out any scratches on the paint around the edges so your finished job looks good. Position the new pad (or pads if you use the 3 piece one) and tape one edge in place. Then flip the pad up and remove the backing and press it back down. Get it right the first time as there is no moving it around.

The pad is extremely durable. When they put this stuff in fishing boats they clean fish right above it and then just hose it off. We stand on it and put boards on all the time. I absolutely love it.

skiyaker
07-30-2010, 11:22 AM
thanks for the info KB- definitely on the upgrade list for next year. I was envisioning that it was more of a foam pad but it sounds much more durable than that.

rc5695
07-30-2010, 12:55 PM
crap is that seadek expensive!!!!!! I'll definitly keep it in mind though when it is time to replace mine. I've noticed a couple of small tears in it, probably from the wakeboard fin...

wilkieref
07-30-2010, 02:36 PM
How hard is it to replace? I have a 2006 LS

kaneboats
07-30-2010, 02:57 PM
See post #24 above. Not too hard. About a 3-4 beer job cuz it takes a little persistence.