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Slimey swim platform

LOTWLOTW Posts: 126 Baller
I have a '98 Moomba Boomerang that has a sponge rubber coating on the platform. The boat is always in the water and the platform is so slippery from algae that someone is going to get hurt. Any tips on cleaning this off and possibly keeping it off?


  • LeonLLeonL Posts: 2,345 Crazy Baller
    I'd say a chlorine beach solution to get it off. Keeping it off???
    Leon Leonard Stillwater Lake KY - SR Driver SR Judge
  • JayG80JayG80 Posts: 109 Baller
    After 15 years, the platform rubber gets brittle and slippery. If you want to replace it with a safer product try SeaDek.
  • DWDW Posts: 2,021 Mega Baller
    Hydroturf is also an alternative foam replacement at a fraction of the cost of SeaDek.
  • E_TE_T Posts: 607 extraterrestrial trouble maker
    use hydroturf, good luck getting seadek to work with you , horrible customer service if you are not one of the big manufactures
    E.T. phone home!
    I like reese's pieces

    "Leave nothing on the dock"~AM
  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,141 Mega Baller
    SeaDek looks great though, and oh so soft on the old arthritic knees..

    I had a good experience using their template kit and all sections of the platform, gunnel step pads, and glove box came in great.

  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,874 Infinite Pandas
    Surf wax? If you just want to ski and not mess with maintenance.

  • A_BA_B Posts: 4,141 Mega Baller
    Would that rub off onto the bottom of the ski?
  • eleeskieleeski Posts: 3,874 Infinite Pandas
    I only used wax once after foolishly oiling my teak swim step. Kind of solved the slipping problem. Didn't get too much on the ski. Did keep me from slipping and breaking toes. Never oiled my step again.

    Helped a bit more with slippery foot in the toe harness problem (that teak oil was bad for that). Now I use it regularly in my toe harness to help keep it on.

    Also it is good glove sticky after I rub it on the handle.

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