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Old 02-23-2011, 11:19 AM
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How do you guys with fiberglass engine hatches keep them from getting scratched? I'm talking about when you are hanging out, swimming, boarding/unboarding, etc.

I was thinking of getting some of those bathroom type rugs with the rubberized coating on the bottom. Any other ideas?
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Urethane paint protection film. I'm doing the sides and any wear areas with it when I buy my next boat... then again, it doesn't cost me anything.
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I got a couple rubber backed bath rugs from target in red to match the boat. They are 60"x30" roughly and cost about $15. I put them across the back when we are rafted up and it creates a protected, non slip area to walk across. The girls like them to put under their towels when laying on the deck too. I just roll them up and put them in the gunnels or storage when not in use. They work great!

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Thanks Guys. I think I will go with the bath rugs. I can throw them in a wash machine or replace when needed.
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Actually found a picture of one in use!
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Actually found a picture of one in use!
Thanks!

How do the girls manage to get back on the boat from the water? I don't see a ladder and it looks pretty high.
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Thanks!

How do the girls manage to get back on the boat from the water? I don't see a ladder and it looks pretty high.
That is why I am rafted up between two cruisers!!!!!!
Swim platforms, bathrooms and wet bars on them!!!!
I provide the speed, they provide the party platforms!

All joking aside, the only time we swim off my boat is when we are rafted up with friends and the above scenario is true.
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Dave M... The bathroom rugs are a perfect idea....

I see them used all over hatches and bows when I attend poker runs out west..
or just crusing the channel in Havasu.. lots of ppl seem to use em......
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I use the same thing, two bathroom rugs. I actually have 5 of them on board, put them on the deck in the cockpit, and down the center of the cabin to protect the carpet down there.
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I got a couple rubber backed bath rugs from target in red to match the boat. They are 60"x30" roughly and cost about $15. I put them across the back when we are rafted up and it creates a protected, non slip area to walk across. The girls like them to put under their towels when laying on the deck too. I just roll them up and put them in the gunnels or storage when not in use. They work great!

http://www.target.com/s?keywords=mat...t_adv_XS000000
X2 They work great
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