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Milepost43 posted 12-08-2005 07:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for Milepost43   Send Email to Milepost43  
Couldn't figure out where I kept getting black marks/smudges on my non-skid in my 220 Dauntless when everybody is wearing non-marking shoes. Today I noticed that the black foot rests on the console rubs off very easily on a rag or your fingers. Can't believe BW would use a black material that appears to be oxidizing and rubs off that easily. Anybody else notice this? Solution to the problem? thanks.
swist posted 12-09-2005 01:38 PM ET (US)     Profile for swist  Send Email to swist     
The black non-skid pads that appear on many boats, usually in in steel frames, often on the gunwale as a step pad, are affected by UV and start disintegrating. On my last boat I had three new sets in 15 years. I dunno if there is a brand that is better than any other - usually you have no choice because you have get something that fits the original frame.
Milepost43 posted 02-07-2006 11:27 PM ET (US)     Profile for Milepost43  Send Email to Milepost43     
Posted earlier about my 2004 Dauntless 220 black console foot rests rubbing off and making a mess thru out the boat. Official word from BW is that they no longer use them and foot rests now have normal white non-skid molded in.

Dealer is in process of taking my black ones off. Anybody know of a white non-skid tape or? that I can use? thanks.

Backlash posted 02-08-2006 09:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Backlash  Send Email to Backlash     
Here's a link to a closed cell EVA foam that comes in various colors and thicknesses and has an adhesive backing:

Swellmonster posted 02-08-2006 11:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for Swellmonster  Send Email to Swellmonster     
I do notice my 1998 20 cc black footing washes off quickly too!
panther posted 02-09-2006 05:00 PM ET (US)     Profile for panther    
What about trying those non-skid vinyl doohickeys that we put in our bathtubs to prevent slipping? As I recall you get 20 or so strips in a package. I buy mine at Home Depot.
where2 posted 02-09-2006 05:52 PM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
This should dress the boat up a little: Seems to me you'd only need $45 worth for a foot rest.

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