Surprisingly soft, yet incredibly slip-resistant, Raptor One-Design Floor Grip Kits are comprised of custom patterned and pre-cut pieces of durable, cushioned, non-slip EVA foam with a self-adhesive backing. They are designed to perfectly fit the cockpit and hiking surfaces of a variety of One-Design classes.
The amazing comfort and superior non-skid benefits of Raptor Floor Kits make them an obvious choice over similar-looking competing products.
The number of pieces in each kit will vary from 2 to twelve or more, depending on the size and deck style of the boat. As a soft deck non-skid option, these kits primarily cover the cockpit area (with limited exceptions).
In addition, each kit includes a photo of the full pattern, to make installation as easy as possible.
Premium vs. Economy Kits
These Premium Floor Kits are made with 6 mm thick foam with a layered color scheme - 4 mm gray over 2 mm black foam (the black layer is only visible on the edges of the pieces). Additionally, each piece is cut with sloped edges for a smoother transition to the deck surface - guaranteed not to catch your toes. Where appropriate, some pieces feature numbered hash marks for trimming and setting backstays and travelers.
Economy Floor Kits are made with 5 mm Gray foam, and have straight cut edges. No hash marks.
• Superior traction
• Multi-season durability - expect 3 to 5 years of intensive racing
• Soft surface is easy on skin and bare feet compared to abrasive non-skid surfaces
• Does not absorb water
• Excellent UV resistance and color retention
• Ethyl vinyl acetate (EVA) closed-cell foam construction - similar in feel to a yoga mat surface
• Extremely light weight compared to similar products, making it ideal for high performance racing boats and other weight-sensitive applications
• Easy to clean with soap and water; use a soft bristle brush, if necessary
• Extensive warranty program
Reliable 3M adhesive backing makes for easy peel-and-stick application. Installation is much easier than other products that require glues and extensive curing times. Bonds to metal, wood, gelcoat, and fiberglass.
Should it ever become necessary, Raptor Floor Kits are specifically engineered to be replaceable - just peel or scrape the pieces off. The adhesive is sticky enough to outlive the foam upper, but will not stain or damage the deck. Any adhesive residue can be easily removed using mild cleaning products. We recommend Mer-Maid’s Citrus Wonder, or 3M Citrus Based Adhesive Remover.
An aside — Here at Fisheries Supply, we installed some of the Raptor material (we used a Step Pad) right at the entrance door of our retail store back in February of 2014. After 8 months of heavy foot and shopping cart traffic (it's now October), the pad is showing some small signs of wear - a knick or two around the edges - but is in remarkably good shape. Honestly, given how soft the Raptor feels, this amazing level of durability came as quite a surprise. We're very impressed. You should try it.