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moomba55 01-31-2008 7:32 AM

when getting in the boat using the swim platform black residue from the surface of the platform gets all over interior. What might I do to fix the problem?

dizzyg 01-31-2008 7:41 AM

wash the boat more often. change your oil more often if it is from the exhaust

mcook77 01-31-2008 8:45 AM

Neal - you need to replace the platform surface. Contact Skiers Choice and inform them of what is happening, they will send you the replacement material for free. I had the same issue on my old boat. <BR> <BR>You can search the forums here and there are steps to replacing it.

moomba55 01-31-2008 9:25 AM

Michael- thanks for the help.

nauty 01-31-2008 9:38 AM

Neal, <BR> <BR>I did as Michael suggested last year. Skier's Choice was great about sending me out some new material ASAP. However, after a month or so the new material started tracking black residue as well. The issue is that UV rays are breaking down the material which causes it to come off on your feet. The material is sprayed with a UV inhibitor on the surface during manufacturing. However, much like sun screen, the UV inhibitor dissipates after a period of time allowing the material to break down. <BR> <BR>I replaced material on my platform a second time, but this time I used Hydroturf which has a UV inhibitor blended in the actual material as opposed to being sprayed on top. So far I have had zero residue tracking. Unless Skier's Choice now has a new material that won't break down I would suggest going a different route (Hydroturf or Seadek).

billthom 01-31-2008 9:44 AM

I did the replacement material from Skier's Choice last year. Same as Richard the relief was only temporary. About a month later it started all over again.

denverd1 01-31-2008 9:45 AM

rip it up and gator grip it.

moomba55 02-01-2008 5:20 AM

I appreciate all the advice. Does anyone know if there is a place in the DFW area that sells any of these products. Hydroturf-Seadek-GatorGrip?

chpthril 02-01-2008 6:14 AM

Order of the internet. I'm redoing mine with GG when it warms up. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.wakejunky.com" target="_blank">www.wakejunky.com</a>

nauty 02-01-2008 6:47 AM

<a href="http://www.hydroturf.com/" target="_blank">http://www.hydroturf.com/</a>

05elitevc4 02-01-2008 6:50 AM

You could always get a teak one...never have had a problem with mine. And it looks great too!

zacharoo 02-01-2008 7:46 AM

I second the teak deck. With just a little bi-yearly minor maintance you could have this...... <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/540579.jpg" alt="Upload">

nauty 02-01-2008 8:15 AM

I considered switching to teak when I was dealing with my residue issue, but spending $75 on Hydroturf was a whole lot cheaper than $400 + for a new teak platfrom. <img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/clipart/wink.gif" border=0>

05elitevc4 02-01-2008 8:22 AM

I just oil mine and keep it out of the sun when not in use. What other maintenace do you do to your step aquaholic?

zacharoo 02-01-2008 8:37 AM

In the past I to oil but that lead to looking weather. So I now sand and recoat at the end of the season. <BR> <BR>This is what it use look like with just teak oil <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/540600.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Now I do this... <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/540601.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/540602.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/65921/540603.jpg" alt="Upload">

moomba55 02-01-2008 8:39 AM

the teak looks really nice but im not looking to spend to extra cash on it. probably going to use the gator grip

05elitevc4 02-01-2008 11:30 AM

So what do you put on it? Does it seal the wood or can it still "breath"??? Mine drys out and gets scuffed up like yours too from all the boards beating it up. But I oil it every time and whenever I head out it looks like your after pictures. I heard that you dont want to seal them up.

sidwayz 02-01-2008 2:31 PM

I used to treat the platform of my XLV with 303, never had a problem with it.

zacharoo 02-01-2008 3:00 PM

It breaths, the teak is not sealed. I found this stuff on the web at <a href="http://www.allguardproducts.com" target="_blank">www.allguardproducts.com</a> <BR>Its really amazing stuff. The deal with sealers is that the moisture in the wood comes to the surface when the wood gets hot. If the pours are sealed the moisture will bubble and blister the sealer. This stuff breathes and has a UV block. I used this stuff mid season and we too slide over the edge of the platform and it looks pretty much the same as when I apply it.

05elitevc4 02-01-2008 3:50 PM

Good deal thanks for the advise, much appreciated.

moomba55 02-18-2008 1:07 PM

Gator Grip!

moomba55 02-18-2008 1:13 PM

cant figure out how to upload a pic but thanks for all the help. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by moomba55 on February 18, 2008)

flyspec14 02-18-2008 1:21 PM

I'll second both Gator Grip and HydroTurf...

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