Case Study: Fiberglass Grating Stays Ship Shape Longer

0810-No Le Hace Swim Platform Main0810-No Le Hace Stairs Detail"No Le Hace" is a 74' power boat built by Delta Marine, Seattle, Washington. She has made over 40,000 miles since her launching in 1988 in waters from Alaska to Mexico. If you ask the captain of "No Le Hace" which part of the boat requires the least maintenance, he will tell you the grating that makes up the ship's ladders and swim steps.

DURAGRID® T-1800 1" white fiberglass grating manufactured by Strongwell is used by Delta Marine, Seattle, WA. for stair treads and swim steps or platforms. DURAGRID® fiberglass grating is excellent in aggressive marine applications because it has high strength, is resistant to corrosion and UV, and has a tough anti-skid surface.

Product: Stair Treads and Swim Steps
Process: Pultrusion
Materials: Fiberglass reinforced custom resin
Sizes: DURAGRID® T-1800 1" grating
For: Delta Marine, Seattle, Washington
User: No Le Hace

This pultruded fiberglass grating contains 70% glass fibers and mat. Glass mat results in high impact resistance to prevent chipping when subjected to a blow such as a dropped tool. The highest quality vinyl ester resins are used resulting in resistance to corrosion caused by salt water and other aggressive chemicals. Round silica grit is twice bonded to the surface of the bearing bars. This prevents slipping for the life of the grating and is comfortable to kneel or walk on.

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