Here’s What You Need Before You Start.
• The recommended pattern material to use brown masking/contractors paper or clear 3 mil plastic sheet. Can be purchased at Home Depot, Lowes or any other hardware store.
• Masking tape – 1” and 2”
• Pencil or Crayon or if you are using clear plastic, use a marker.
1. Lay template material out over the deck and secure in place with tape. Make holes in the paper and tape down over the holes so the paper is as smooth and as flat as possible.
2. With a pencil, mark the shape of the deck, you can use the non-skid pattern or to the size you desire. Use a pencil or peel off the Crayon label and put it on its side over the paper and rub on the perimeter of the nonskid pattern of your deck to copy the pattern on the paper. Write how far you want to offset to the outside of the tracing usually 1/4″ to 3/4″. If you are using the nonskid as a guide, check to see if it follows the edges the way you want. If you are using the clear plastic, use the marker to trace the pattern.[table “5” not found /]
3. Mark the direction of the planks on each template with a straight edge. If you had to tape paper together for large areas, draw a few lines crossing over both papers so in the event the pieces separated, we would know the appropriate location. Do not cut out the hatches. Write down useful information on the template. For example: 3″ diameter. Mark reference lines from one template to the other and name them alphabetically. For example, if you have a step to the cockpit where you would like the plank lines to match, draw a straight line from one to the other template and name it “A” on both templates where they meet. The next alignment line would be called “B” and so on…
Because patterns that are long and narrow do not retain their alignment, a straight line must be drawn using a straightedge down the length of the pattern (use 2 lines if needed) so that we can re-align the pattern.
4. With a 2″ masking tape, tape X marks on your templates. This would help the paper to retain its shape.
5. If there are radiused edges, rough cut the area and then build up the radiused corner by over lapping the masking tape.[table “7” not found /]
6. Please write your name and the make and model of your boat. Be sure to include your phone number. It would help our staff greatly if you provide photos of the areas you wish to cover.
• Have you checked the template accuracy, especially around corners, fittings and hatch areas?
• Have you marked the direction of the planks on every template?
• Have you marked reference lines between decks?
• Have you marked a straight line on long and narrow patterns?
• Have you written down your name and contact details?
If you answered yes and are satisfied with your effort, roll it up and send it to us, we will do the rest. Don’t forget to take and email photos if at all possible.
We are continuously updating our pattern making instructions so any feedback you can give us will be greatly appreciated.
Please do not hesitate to call us. We look forward to assisting you with any questions or concerns you may have. We look forward to building your NuTeak deck.
Nuteak is a maintenance free decking product. Marks can be cleaned off using hot soapy water or by Pressure washer. Gouges or scratches can be removed by light sanding with 40 grit sandpaper.
There is no wood content in the Flexible material. It is made of High Grade P.V.C and contains quality pigments and U.V. stabilizers, ensuring it keeps its appearance for decades.
The cheapest way to do this is to purchase the material and install it yourself. The second option is to send us templates of the areas you want and we will make a pre-made kit at our factory together with the adhesives for you to make the final installation, and then have them delivered to you anywhere in the world.