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Phil Tyson posted 06-01-2004 04:03 PM ET (US)   Profile for Phil Tyson   Send Email to Phil Tyson  
I just completed installing dri-deck on the entire floor of my 1986 Montauk.

If you are interested -

I ordered it directly from Dri-Deck via the web. Easy to do.

My guesstimate was correct, 48 1'x1' squares with only 2 extra. Cost with standard shipping (5 days) was $181.80

Took advice of ?? (can't remember member) and started in the bow.

Spread tiles out on driveway to warm in sun. While not a realy warm day, it helped alot.

Key thing is to dry fit pieces first before cutting.

Lay them out with the same orientation.

Work your way down one side to the stern. Run between console and RPS over to other side... This tells you where you will land on the sides, cooler cleats, console, RPS and stern. Shift tiles if it improves the cuts.

Sharp utility knife works.

Do NOT cut any pieces in the boat. Can nick gel coat or cut yourself.

Total time - 3 hours.

I can take photos and post them to a Yahoo page if anyone is interested.

17 bodega posted 06-01-2004 04:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for 17 bodega  Send Email to 17 bodega     
I would love to see a pic of that.

Moe posted 06-01-2004 04:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Would love to see photos on Yahoo, Phil.

Phil Tyson posted 06-02-2004 01:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil Tyson  Send Email to Phil Tyson     
It has stopped raining long enough to get photos.

Click on Dri Deck album.

http://f2.pg.photos.yahoo.com/philtyson2002

The reason I did this was due to all the gear and people I am hauling. In the last 3 months, the deck has been cleaned 6 times due to stains, grime and marks (from tools) etc. The biggest reason was to prevent gouges in the gel coat (have 3 new ones from last month)

Moe posted 06-02-2004 01:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
VERY nice job, Phil! Thanks for posting the pictures with all the details.

--
Moe

Chuck Tribolet posted 06-02-2004 08:30 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
It looks VERY nice. Well done.

I used a pair of compound aviation snips to cut the Dri-Dek.
No need to take it out of the boat.


Chuck

John O posted 06-02-2004 09:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for John O    
Phil,

Nice job with the Drideck.. I think I will continue mine so that it goes up to the bow. You are right about scuffs and nicks in the gel coat. I have the same color Drideck but only in the stern to the center console. I will add it to the bow area as well. The bow is where most guest seem to sit and mess up.

Hope to see you this summer.

John O

highanddry posted 05-30-2005 01:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
Thanks for the info. I was considering either the pool blue color or white. I was also considering getting three of the 3X4 sheets, two in the aft deck and one in the forward area and then connect them and fill in with the 12 inch squares. Is it better to just use the squares? I was afraid all the little squares would eventually work loose and pop up? Is this not something to worry over?
Why do the pieces only have connectors on two adjacent sides? this especially concerns me with the larger sheets and being able tointergrate them with the squares.

I know the Nantucket may not be as popular as the smaller Montauk and I am always getting the Mercury bashing thing but you know, this Opti 150 runs like a top, low fuel consumption, very little two stroke smell, not all that noisy until wide open at which time I like it to sound mean and it does. The boat tracks wonderfully, cuts through chop and tows easily behind smaller vehicles and still looks impressively buisnesslike on the water.

Back to the questions, would the Keel Guard products reduce the value of my boat like a bottom paint does. I try not to beach the boat but sometimes it happens by accident, so far no keel damage and I would like it to stay that way plus it would give extra protection while manuvering on and off the trailer and while lined up at the ramp waiting to haul out.

Thanks again. J

Phil Tyson posted 05-30-2005 03:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil Tyson  Send Email to Phil Tyson     
On the dri-deck questions -

The 3x4 sections are a bit cheaper. I did squares since I am math challenged.

The squares and sheet will fit together. The male nubs fit into female holes and "lock" in and while you can take them apart, it is challenging to do and can really hurt your hands. Don't worry about them seperating.

The directions that come with your order will show you how they fit. If you keep the logo on the same side, they all line up.

By the way, I went around my tank leaving the mats. I went under the console up to the bow but only connected to the bow area with one square.

I really don't think you can go wrong.

JeffA posted 05-31-2005 10:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for JeffA  Send Email to JeffA     
It seems that there would be movement; especially up near the bow. Did you fasten them down to the floor?

Thanks,
Jeff

Phil Tyson posted 06-01-2005 07:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for Phil Tyson  Send Email to Phil Tyson     
No fastners are required. The squares are flexible and will follow the shape of the hull.

Never caught an edge yet.

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