A pilot boat is used to transport maritime pilots between land and the ships they will be piloting. The transom steps on the back of the vessel needed to be slip resistant. The steps allow the pilots to gain access to the ladders of the ship that they will be piloting. Since these transitions will take place over water, a corrosion resistant surface is mandatory.
Gambol Industries and SlipNOT® worked together to determine the best fit for the needs of the application. Aluminum plates were chosen due to their lightweight properties and natural corrosion resistance. Marine applications favor aluminum products because of these qualities. Gambol Industries provided SlipNOT® with drawings of the treads, showing nosings and areas that needed to be masked. SlipNOT® had six 1 1/2” x 10 ½” x 60” stair treads fabricated to the drawings. They also had a ¼” x 24” x 60” plate fabricated for the landing of the transom steps. The material was coated with the aluminum slip resistant surface and packaged to be shipped to the customer for installation.