A Beginner’s Guide to a Successful
The purpose of this guide is to help you along with the seemingly daunting project of adding
a new deck to your boat. I’d like to start off first by saying that I am a first time installer. Yep,
you heard me right. A first time installer. My job here at PlasDECK is marketing & sales. However,
I feel I am a bit handy and felt up to the task when asked. My assignment was to install the
deck system onto our family boat, record the process and create installation videos as well as an
enhanced guide. I’ve had only a few pointers from the owners of the company and our professional
installers. Other than that I’ve been left alone to install this product with my husband, and six year
As a first time installer I can say that I was very intimidated by the product as well as the
process. I can also say my worries and fears of ruining my beloved Esperanza (a 25’ sailboat)
were all for nothing. We’ve just completed the installation as of a few days ago and I can say with
confidence that it has been an easy, fun, family friendly experience.
The Tool List:
First and foremost I’d like to cover the complete tool list and the use of each tool. We
sell some of the tools needed; however, the purpose of our company is not to sell you tools
and we only offer them as a convenience to you. Through experience, PlasDECK installers have
found these tools to be the most affective for the job. Our goal is to help you obtain a beautiful,
affordable, safe deck for your boat that you can be proud of.
1. Utility Knife
A standard utility knife with a retractable blade system is fi ne. You are going to be using this
knife a lot. Go down to your local hardware store and choose a knife that will feel comfortable
in your hand and if there are any other people who will be cutting I would suggest having them
pick their own knife as well.
CURVED BLADES! I cannot emphasize this enough. I started the project just using a