[Public-list] still agonizing over non slip

Bill Blevins billblevins at mac.com
Wed Jun 2 03:58:50 PDT 2004

I have a friend with an 1986 Liberty 38 that was a live-aboard for 5 years
in the Caribbean. The brown non-slip Treadmaster deck looks really worn. I
guess it still serves it's non-slip purpose, but looks rough, especially
around the edges.

The boat next to me at the marina also "had" Treadmaster non-slip until this
weekend, but due to multiple leaks from cracks in the deck he couldn't find,
he ripped off everything. Now he has a real mess. It was the smoother type
of Treadmaster non-slip.

I'm not suggesting anything because I'm still considering this as an option,
but the more I look into it, I'll probably paint on a coating myself (as
soon as I get enough practice spray painting to finish my black topsides - I
practiced 3 times over the weekend and almost cried all three times - why
did I choose to stay with black?!)

Bill Blevins
"Sabrina" #158

> From: "Roger L. Kingsland" <rkingsland101 at ksba.com>
> Organization: KSBA Architects
> Reply-To: Alberg 30 Public List -- open to all <public-list at alberg30.org>
> Date: Tue, 01 Jun 2004 13:36:36 -0400
> To: Alberg30 <public-list at alberg30.org>
> Subject: [Public-list] still agonizing over non slip
> Albergers;
> "PERFECT intentions" is coming dangerously close to being ready for a huge
> milestone, the paint job.  I have taken a serious look at Treadmaster
> non-slip, glue down matting but, even though it seems you would cut your foot
> before slipping on the stuff, it is expensive and, I think, would look odd
> because it is so thick (1/8").  I keep going back to non-slip paint but am
> concerned that the paint on top of the non slip granules wears off to expose
> ugly black "spots."
> Of the variety of non slip paint discussed in the past, does anyone know of
> any that hold their (light) color after a few years of use?
> I have filled the original no slip gel coat with epoxy.  One thing I thought
> of is routing out sections under the non slip matting (Treadmaster) "patches"
> to 1/16" depth which would place the continuous matting (below the raised
> triangles) flush with the deck. this way it would drain well and only the
> 1/16" high triangles would be above the plane of the deck.
> Any thoughts would be most appreciated.
> Roger Kingsland
> Chief Boat Boy
> "PERFECT intentions", A30 #148
> on the hard at N40° 33.945' W79° 51.260'
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