I recently redid the nonskid on my Hells Bay Whipray. The cockpit and the front deck were getting pretty slick so I decided it was time for a refit. I have never attempted to work on a boat myself like this and I have never touched awlgrip in my life but considering that I am happy the way it came out. I removed the fly line toe rails, the front cleat, and the nav lights (I have shark eyes on the hull side). I also removed the compass and put a cup holder in its place. Lastly I removed the old push pole holders and replaced them with the tried and true stiffy holders. Plugging the holes where the cleat and nav lights were was my biggest difficulty. They aren't perfect but I can get them better next time. I learned a lot on this go around and next time I will use fine awlgrip griptex instead of the coarse. The coarse is a bit much for this skiff.