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flycycle posted 03-04-2006 09:58 PM ET (US)   Profile for flycycle   Send Email to flycycle  
Does Dri-Dek stay in place when towing. The application is a Montauk 170. Also,is anyone towing with full boat covers, Mills or others?
highanddry posted 03-04-2006 10:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
The Dri-Deck is quite heavy. My experience is that it does not lift up or flap when being trailered or while underway. I installed it full length of my Nantucket/Outrage 190. I am happy with it and so are the dogs. Cleanup requires you to lift it up and spray out fromunder it because it collects pine needles and leaves etc. They are very nice people to deal with, we bought direct. The stuff is a little hard on bare feet but quite protective of your deck. Nothing is perfect but I am glad I have it down. How it would lay in a Montuak I cannot say for sure since the floor of the Nantucket is flat. J
fishinchips posted 03-05-2006 09:22 AM ET (US)     Profile for fishinchips  Send Email to fishinchips     
The 170 floor is FLAT. However the Dri-Deck is kinda hard. So if you fish for long periods in the ocean, it will be hard on your feet/ankle/legs.

Ken (170 montauk / 22 hydrasports wa)

Chuck Tribolet posted 03-05-2006 10:54 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
No problem. I've been amazed at what DOESN'T blow out of
the boat. It's not very breezy down there, and the Dri-Dek
is full of holes.

My boat is fully Dri-Deked, and I love it.


divefan posted 06-13-2006 09:53 AM ET (US)     Profile for divefan  Send Email to divefan

Fully Dri-Deked and works great. No problem towing at all.

I have custom made sunbrella covers that fit with only pull ties. I did not want to drill any snaps on the boat. I have used them for short local tows with no problem. However, I wouldn't use them for long distance. They would probably work but I would rather not risk damage to the covers from the wind. I had the covers made to keep the Florida sun off the boat.

Casco Bay Outrage posted 06-14-2006 08:09 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
Nice job!

I installed Dri-Dek on my 1987 Montauk and have the install on my 1991 Outrage 17 95% complete.

It is great and everyone who sees it asks me where they can get it and if it was hard to do.

Livingwater posted 06-16-2006 12:42 PM ET (US)     Profile for Livingwater  Send Email to Livingwater     

Nice job on the install!

uidb5298 posted 06-26-2006 01:45 PM ET (US)     Profile for uidb5298    
I talked with someone over the weekend and they said the Dri-Dek leaves dirt stain marks on your floor when you lift them up to clean. He also told me that these marks are a pain to clean off the floor. Are you guys that have the Dri-Dek in the Whalers seeing the same issue? I was thinking about putting it down in mine.

Currently the dirt that gathers after a day of fishing gets rubbed in the floor and is hard to clean. I stopped by a car wash yesterday and the brush, soap, and power washer wouldn't take the dirt out. Any suggestions on a good cleaning product for the floor of a Whaler? I have a 2006 190 Outrage.

Chuck Tribolet posted 06-26-2006 04:43 PM ET (US)     Profile for Chuck Tribolet  Send Email to Chuck Tribolet     
I get a little mildew around each of the DriDek "feet".
EdFred takes it off. I clean once a year.
highanddry posted 06-27-2006 03:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for highanddry  Send Email to highanddry     
I get a little dirt trapped under the DriDeck but no stains or damage. I like the stuff. Pine needles and stuff like that does get stuck under there but the other choice is dropping scuba tanks and other heavy objects onto the floor of my beautiful Nantucket 190---lol.
Casco Bay Outrage posted 06-27-2006 12:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for Casco Bay Outrage  Send Email to Casco Bay Outrage     
I follow Chuck's lead on cleaning the little feet marks once a year.

For times I have alot of dirt/sand/debris, I have places where the squares are not attached (cut off the nubs) so I can pull large sections up. On the Montauk and the Outrage 17 they are on each side of console half way to the bow and at the stern end of the RPS legs.

If I need to pull the squares up, it comes up in 3 pieces in a jiffy.

divefan posted 06-27-2006 05:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for divefan  Send Email to divefan     
Ditto what highanddry, Chuck T., and Casco said.

The little bit of trapped dirt is worth the hassle to clean once in a while for me. The alternative of dive gear bouncing off the deck is not an option.

I clean the deck under the Dri-Dek with any good boat cleaner and a good deck brush. Sometimes with the addition of Softscrub. If the Dri-Dek gets too much mildew on it I just spray it with a very light bleach and water solution from a hand spray bottle. Whitens it right up no problem.

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