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    Marine Carpet

    I am thinking about using marine carpet on the top deck of my older houseboat. I have a large canvass canapy with side curtains. Any input on this as opposed to epoxy or other type of deck coating approaches.

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    Gulf Shores Alabama
    I like Carpet, it is feet friendly and is atractive until it weathers. If your in a covered slip expect 5 years before it gets shabby. If outside expect 3. Your canopy will extend it's life.

    The most important aspect is to get carpet that is open backed so it will dry out completely. Under NO circumstances use rubber backed or sealed back carpet. Water eventually collects in pockets and damages the deck. Do NOT use carpet on steel decks.

    A painted deck using poly anti skid beads in your favorite deck paint works out well and cleans up well, but needs to be recoated every 2 or 3 years to maintain appearance. Under no conditions, would I, use the sand type anti skid material.
    The fries are cold so we gave you extra.

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