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re: Easiest way to repaint the deck?
If you REALLY don't want to slip, take a look at Kiwi Deks. It's not as pretty as other anti-slip methods but is tough and will keep feet from slipping even on rounded corners. (It will also give you a heavy-duty rug rash if you fall on it.) I put it on three years ago and it's holding up well even up by the anchor/chain.
That's why I like the Sikkens product so much - goes on as easily as any paint you ever used, it doesn't fill up moulded non-skid patterns, the abrasive in it is extremely fine so it doesn't tear things up - you can kneel on it with bare knees, it grips as well as or better than the coarse non-skids - I never slipped once on it, it holds up (9 years on my last boat) and it doesn't trap dirt. It also looks a lot better than the thick, globby non-skids IMHO. The attached pictures were taken when it was several years old - that's a 3 to 1 mix of white & grey
It's not the easiest stuff to find in my experience but it's worth tracking down - try it and you'll be hooked.
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