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has anyone ever seen or thought about a way to make a sort of sunpad walkthrough.

One of the things that I hate is being docked and people constantly walking on my sunpad. Thats one thing I like about some of the sport cruisers is they typically have a portion of the sunpad that folds over so you can get in and out of the boat easier.

Its just a matter of time before the stiching on a sunpad goes from being walked on. I know it cant be helped however im going to be redoing mine soon. So I thought I would see if anyone had thought of an ingenious fix to the problem.
 

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i've seen 'em and I personally don't like them, but that's just my opinion. a lot of deck boats, cruisers, and bow rider/day boats have them. they do serve a purpose, just not a fan of them on performance boats.
 

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A newer Baja 242 Islander has the walk-through transom (that`s what Baja calls it).
I think it serves a good purpose, but I wouldn`t want one on my boat.
 

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DonMan said:
A newer Baja 242 Islander has the walk-through transom (that`s what Baja calls it).
I think it serves a good purpose, but I wouldn`t want one on my boat.

yeah I just jumped on the baja site and saw what you are talking about. Im not a big fan of that cut away either. Im more interested in something that you might fold back and have a solid surface underneath to walk on.


Anyways im just throwing ideas out. It might not even be possible with the type of sunpad that my baja has....
 

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Not Right said:
I never worry about things like that, it's made to be walked all over, relax and enjoy it!
Agreed, thats like not letting it get a scratch, not running it hard, boating with fuel mileage in mind, etc.

You bought it to use, go use it.
 

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The walk through is not going to help when people are crossing over your boat. It's for the convienience of the people ON YOUR boat.
 

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This brings up an interesting point that I'm sure people feel strongly about... crossing the sunpad/swim platform vs. the deck of the boat. When we are tied up at a local spot, it's often easier to cross the decks than the sunpads, but people seem to be more upset by strangers walking on their deck than walking on their sunpad. Since we don't have a sunpad on our boat, we definitely don't want people walking on our engine hatch, and I've seen too many people slip and fall into the water by crossing wet swim platforms (and some boats don't have them). So how do you feel about people walking across your deck?
 

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People can walk anywhere they want on my boat as long as they do it in bare feet! I actually have a friend who's toe nails I have to keep track of :laugher:

I've seen people walk around in socks which is very dangerous, especially on my deck or armorall'd sunpad. I'd hate to see someone take a header :eek:
 

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I don't have a picture but a long time ago we did something similar on formula.

We had a upholstery shop cut a 18" wide strip out of the middle of the sun pad. (running the width of the boat) they added white vinyl to the edges to enclose the foam again. They then sewed one side back on (like a hinge). It would flip over toward the transom to expose the white fiberglass hatch with white grip tape attached. When closed you could only see the two seems which looked like it was meant to be.

Overall it worked well. It allowed you to still have full use of the sun pad, and allow people to walk across when partying.
 

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Twin27Advantage said:
I don't have a picture but a long time ago we did something similar on formula.

We had a upholstery shop cut a 18" wide strip out of the middle of the sun pad. (running the width of the boat) they added white vinyl to the edges to enclose the foam again. They then sewed one side back on (like a hinge). It would flip over toward the transom to expose the white fiberglass hatch with white grip tape attached. When closed you could only see the two seems which looked like it was meant to be.

Overall it worked well. It allowed you to still have full use of the sun pad, and allow people to walk across when partying.

that is exactly what im talking about.

Im not saying that im gonna go that route. However the idea intrigues me...
 
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