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Hydro Turf ??

Discussion in 'Boats, Blinds, & Gadgets Forum' started by take'm, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. take'm

    take'm Elite Refuge Member

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    For you guys that have hydro turf installed in your boats....
    I have never seen this stuff in person,just little photos.
    what Is so great about this product?
    I work In the floorcovering trade and see many diff products that would propably work just fine and hold up good with the correct adhesive, Just curious to hear from the guys that have it why they like it!


    As you can tell I have a summer project coming up!
    Thanks for any input!
     
  2. The Hilljack

    The Hilljack Elite Refuge Member

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    It's very tough, it doesn't get hot in the summer, it offers a little bit of cushion, it doesn't hold water or mud. It's lightweight. It's skid resistant. Great stuff.
     
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    amosburd Senior Refuge Member

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    It's light, stays cool in the sun, does not absorb water or fish slim. always non skid. I bought the grey diamond pattern that was B grade. The price was not that bad.

    Thanks

    ps I've always put down carpet and after 3 or so seasons it looks pretty beat we'll see how this stuff holds up.
     
  4. DougH

    DougH Senior Refuge Member Sponsor

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    Ditto.....

    It is lightweight and non-skid. It's similar to neoprene in that it has some "spongy" tendencies as well.

    Hot boat in summer....bad.
    Slick boat in muddy conditions.....bad

    Only problem to me is that you still need a floor of somekind in the boat so the hydroturf will adhere smoothly. If you have a jon boat with no floor (like I used to have) you probably would need to build a floor first for best use of hydroturf. It would be tough to install with chines in the floor of a jon boat. Smooth surfaces are the key.
     
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    greddy_dan Senior Refuge Member

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    where can you get it? How much does it cost?
     
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    HaydenHunter Elite Refuge Member

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    There have been dozens of threads on the subject of Hydroturf. A search will produce a couple of hours worth of reading...everything you want to know and then some.
     
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    greddy_dan Senior Refuge Member

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    15 & 1/2. I think it's a 1564 (it's my buddies boat).

    T.
     
  10. take'm

    take'm Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks guys!! i made my decision and will be installing some hydro this spring (If we ever get spring?) I have a 1848 phowler so It should be a simple project with a flat floor.
    Thanks again
     

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