SWIM PLATFORM NO DECK-SNAPS HACK
We are often asked about deck-snaps on swim platforms and what type we recommend. Because the self-adhesive snaps are not ideal for platforms we suggest using he standard self-tapping male snaps.
Now thanks to two time DECKadence owner Jim Mauritz there’s an alternative method. We will call this the JM Zip-Tie method. You’re basically securing the DECKadence to the platform through the platform slots with releasable zip-ties, it’s easy, effective and hey … no deck-snaps required!
- Start by cutting your DECKadence to size and lay your DECKadence over the platform where you want it to stay.
- Next identify the 2 points to enter and exit the zip-ties around the platform slots. These are the points where the zip-tie wraps around underneath the platform water vents. Do this on the port and starboard sides as well as center and aft if possible.
3. Remove the DECKadence and mark (on the bottom) where the tooth pics entered through the DECKadence with a sharpie.
4. With your razor knife cut ¼” slots where you marked with the razor knife. From there work the zip-tie through the bottom and half way to the top. Use a AWL to tunnel horizontally just over the poly vinyl underside of mat and the needle nose pliers to pull it through.