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Talking why did they ever invent white decks?

I'm getting tired of cleaning the skuffs and marks on the deck; this isn't the bahamas so everyone doesn't walk around in bare feet. not to mention the 6 pound plops left behind by irritated herons. so here's the deal. i'm thinking fake grass carpet - the cheap stuff. it's plastic so never wears out, designed to be light-fast, good anti-slip, feels good on the bare feet, and looks ecological from a distance. greepeace should do it. glue it to the deck and never have to wax, polish, clean, and you can even walk on it with golf cleats no problem.

this is the stuff:


you can get it in a variety of colours; this one is marine blue of all things.

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My god...what the hell are you thinking... I hope you're not serious. First, the bird crap will make that stuff really nasty after a short time. Second it will be GOD-AWFUL UGLY... What are you? A powerboater???




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I thought I was crazy for thinking about putting a wood parquet dance floor with disco ball on my 14x10 foot foredeck. Now I'm thinking cool, grass for the aft deck, it'll be like a lawn party

Any more ideas from the hilly billy contingent?
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I thought I was crazy for thinking about putting a wood parquet dance floor with disco ball on my 14x10 foot foredeck. Now I'm thinking cool, grass for the aft deck, it'll be like a lawn party

Any more ideas from the hilly billy contingent?

I may pay money to see you dancing on that,lol

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I'm with dog on this one. You guys are starting to scare me


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Like I said, thinking about it, plenty of room to dance, easy to rig (it would be a folding floor that goes back into the sail locker.
The palm tree (3 trunks, with lights) on the bow was a big hit at raft ups, sort of ruined my night vision while sailing around tho. Wish I had a picture of it here at work.


What do ya'll think about about having a sun screen that looks like a big toothy grin across the forward window, and another with two eyes across the dog house window? Wife is making them up now....
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If you go with the astroturf then your dog won't have to go to shore!!! But then you'll have dog *#@% all imbedded in your turf and it'll smell like pee!!!
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Chuckles--

Can't wait to see photos of that... Don't forget to make the eyes bloodshot...

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The sad part is I think the poor man has gone senile and is serious about astroturfing his deck. I believe his family can get a mental competency hearing on that alone...




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