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post #21 of 26 Old 07-10-2007
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Here are the pic's of the various nonskid coatings

I posted this on the orginal thread PArt 2 is there also,

Well I didn't forget the pic's and now I am going to try to post them here. I have been cruising and this is my first attempt on this site. I might need someone's help.

This is the Duraback coating. This was applied 3 months ago and is white (there is nothing wrong with my camera) Like I said it attracts dirt. The boat has been in the yard for a refit.


This is another shot of the Durabak. The edges are coming up. I don't know if it was applied correctly or not. I do know the owner used the special primer. This product is great at hiding imperfections.


This is Awl grip with sand. The owner said it was allot of work, as the surface has to be prepped to hide imperfections and requires 2 coats. I also have heard the paint will wear and then you have the sand showing.



This is a shot of the Kiwi stuff. Owner was very happy with ease of application and the results. It is also good at hiding imperfections.



Here is another shot of the Kiwi grip


It kinda looks like rolled gel coat and has a nice feel. How long it will hold up is another question. I contacted them and I was told about 3 years in heavy traffic areas.

The last pic will be of the Interdeck. seems it wont come through on this post. look for part 2

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Thanks for the pics. I will now be trying the Kiwi Grip on the Harpy.
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PART 2 pic's of the various nonskid coatings

Here is the interdeck. It dosen't cover blemishes in the deck well. It has a good feel, seems to good underfoot. I haven't tried it while wet.


I hope this helps. So far I am impressed with the Kiwi Grip product.

The ease of applying was most impressive, followed by the look and feel of the product. Durability is still the question.

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Thanks very much capn dave. I been looking forward to your pictures and report.

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Kiwi Grip update?

I'm considering the Kiwi Grip product for my '76 Catalina. Are there opinions of durability now that this thread is 2 years old?

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Kiwi Grip

I used Kiwi on my core-rot-repaired Alberg 35 last spring, sailed all summer and fall, giving the stuff a pretty good workout. The first thing I can say about it is that you are NOT going to slip around with this under foot. Being a single-hander, that was my #1 criteria. It is certainly not as pretty as a finely tailored job using Awlgrip and shaken-on aggregate but if staying on deck is important to you, it is infinitely better than any textured resin surface I have ever seen. Painting it on is very easy and quick, requiring just brush and roller. It IS tough on the knees if you need to crawl along on it but I applied it with a double roll which really gives it a rough surface. As far as durability goes, it seems to be tough as nails, taking any number of anchor abrasions. We'll see how it holds up over a number of seasons. Have done some patching and the Kiwi blends in quite well (white). I will likely knock down the roughness a bit and give it another slightly less rough coat this spring. It seems to overcoat well although I don't know how it overcoats after a year of service. If you are applying it, make sure you remove masking tape while it is sticky. The tape will pull up the edge if you let it dry completely. It is also a pain to get off woodwork should you splatter it around. So wipe off any splatter before dry.
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