Surprisingly soft, yet incredibly slip-resistant, Raptor Deck & Step consists of pre-cut pads of a durable EVA foam with a self-adhesive backing.
Deck & Step is designed for use on side decks, cabin tops, companionway ladders, boarding ladders, dinghy seats and soles, and other "step-sized" surfaces that can be slippery or require cushioning. It is offered in an array of sizes and colors, and is easily trimmable to achieve a perfect fit.
Much more comfortable than other non-skid options, Deck & Step feels more like a cushion — but with equal or superior non-skid characteristics.
Additionally, it is much easier on clothing and bare feet than abrasive non-skid surfaces.
This makes Deck & Step unrivaled for both racing and for leisure or cruising applications.
Extensively tested, Deck & Step is durable in terms of both foam integrity and color stability. With reasonable care, you can expect it to last for many years of weekend use, or 3 to 5 seasons of intensive racing.
The amazing comfort and superior non-skid benefits of Raptor Deck & Step make it an obvious choice over similar-looking competing products.
• Superior traction
• Does not absorb water
• Excellent UV resistance
• Forgiving, cushioned surface is extremely comfortable - you can even use it for seating surfaces
• 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
• Note: "'Navy" color is actually a royal blue, as shown
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 Deck & Step is specifically engineered to be replaceable - just peel or scrape it 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 one of these Raptor Step Pads 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.