Originally Posted by US27inKS
Damn. Didn't even notice the age of the OP.
Nothing wrong with that. As long as an old post is useful, and in particular since a new one (contradicting it) was just posted.
Since the OP asked for recommended alternatives: I used Durabak this year (based on the recommendation by Practical Sailor) and could not be more pleased with it. Only caveat, I recommend not to use white since every speck of dirt is visible. Other than that, it was relatively easy to apply and it is very aggressively non-skid.